Category Archives: GENERAL MESSAGES


I’ve recently been spending more time on Twitter and Facebook (along with several sites for shopping online…) and for the millionth time, I’m apologizing for being such a horrible blogger. (one consolation: I’ll be going to the beach this Saturday, so I’ll definitely be posting up a new outfit and I’m re-introducing an old co-blogger!) But while I’m online, I’ll share with you my awesome purchases for the past wek. This entire week, I’ve been patting myself on the back for such amazing buys since I spent a little over $70 for several accessories, a few shirts, and two pairs of shoes ($30 for those shoes!) Of course, on Memorial Day, I had to shop online (sales up to 75% off and free shipping? Hell. Yeah.) I won’t bore you to death with the millions of necklaces and shirts that I bought but I’ll skip to the most interesting parts…

Shoes. From Urbanog (my go-to for shoes of any kind. Cheap. Great style. What more can an aspiring-shoe-collecting-girl-to-be ask for?)

tis all for now. ’til Saturday (maybe Sunday)




Another catch up…

Like I’ve mentioned before, I’m a horrible blogger (so so sorry!) and I’ve been lagging in my posts. And I’ve got really no excuses. I have tons of time when I’m just lazily scanning through Facebook and trampling all over the internet & I just totally forget/procrastinate about blogging. (that includes my Style Blogger app. I know, shame on me) But in an hour or so (maybe tomorrow since it’s Memorial Day which means no school!) I’ll post up some pictures and a longer post about my day & the weekend and all that stuff you visit a blog to see. No, I don’t have an outfit ready for you guys (again, probably tomorrow) but yes I have just about a million accessories for you guys to take a gander (:

– Ash

High expectations…

Well graduation’s drawing nearer and nearer and like the procrastinator I am, I’m finally shopping for graduation gifts for oh, 15 or so people. Yeah. Not such an easy task, huh? And the problem (or painful joy) is that everyone is so different! (see? pained because it’s going to be hard work to find everyone’s gift but joy because everyone’s unique in my class!) One girl loves electric guitars and David Cook while another girl loves K-pop and stuffed animals. One guy likes hats and shoes while another guy likes books and music. Oh the pain I’m going to have while shopping but the even bigger pain in leaving the people I’ve known & grown to love over eight years! (I’m in a semi-poetic mode today…) But we’re going to have to move on eventually which leads me to the main body of my post:

HIGH expectations. Coming from your typical hard-working, frugal Asian (especially Chinese ones) family, I obviously have high bars set for me. In fall of 2011, I’ll be attending the Troy Tech & IB program in Fullerton and my parents fully expect me to juggle academics with extracurriculars such as NJROTC (Naval Junior Officers Reserve Training Corps) and other high-school-stuff that all you high schoolers do. But I’m also setting the bar high for myself. Since I have to leave the house around 6:45 or 7:00 every morning to beat traffic rush (I live in West Covina, Fullerton is going to be a long commute for 4 years…) I’m challenging myself. Every morning I will be able to manage wearing a decent outfit (lazy outfits, aka hoodie and jeans, not deemed decent unless finals/stressful times occur). It’s probably a good thing that my mom won’t let me get my ears pierced yet (long story, saved for another post). ANYWAYS, I’m again going off-tangent. Original topic: graduation &  high expectations, current topic: outfits & ear piercings? WHUT. Originally, I planned to post up pictures of a few shirts from universities I want to attend (see? high expectations. told ya) and so I will but I’ll update you on a few morsels of  my life as well.

BUT first things first, shirts (from F21 and credited university sites)

Columbia great school, great journalism program, located in NYC. What more can I ask for?

Harvard. One word. What more do you need?

Stanford. If my journalism/fashion career doesn’t take off, I have executive, CEO, and owner of the world next up.

And of course. U to the C to the L to the A baby! Nothing else but Bruins support all the way!

With college hype out of the way, let’s move onto the next quick topic of the night. Have you heard of Claire’s Style Bloggers? You basically blog for Claire’s for a whole month if your application is picked out. I passed the preliminary test and one more form to fill out & I may very well blog for Claire’s, so watch out for that!

2nd to last topic: the so-called Rapture that will happen tomorrow. To prove it won’t happen, I’ll have a post up on Sunday as well. I’m not saying that there’s a 100% chance it WON’T happen but 99.999999% it won’t. God never gave us the exact time and date He’s coming back. Who on Earth, with our feeble, mortal minds, can understand the great, mighty thoughts of our King Everlasting? Here’s a little rebuttal for any Camping supporters out there:

Why the world will NOT end tomorrow (on May 21): 1) Did God EVER EVER EVER mention in the Bible the day in which He will take Christians back to heaven? 2) Camping made a similar mistake in 1994 and claims it was due to some ‘miscalculations’. All right then… 3) I haven’t graduated yet! Kidding about that one but the first and second ones are true, no? The only thing that I agree about the whole Rapture Madness is this: be prepared. You never know when God WILL come back. Be prepared. Even if you are not sure about your faith, keep and open mind and an open heart. Beware for the “true” Christians who will freak the heck out if you say “no” just once. REAL Christians are commanded by the Bible to spread His Word but we are in no way commanded to coerce people into receiving Jesus into their hearts. All God wants is an open and willing heart. If you’re not ready, take more time. And anther note of reassurance: whenever the Rapture happens, it’s not the final end. There WILL be 7 years after that though it will be like hell on Earth but if you have God as your Savior, he will shield you from many of the evils that will plague the Earth. Final note: God always has second chances, up to a certain point. Don’t be stuck on the REAL Judgement Day as “undecided” for you still have a choice now but you won’t have a choice when you stand before the White Throne.

And as you digest that deep topic (very unlike what I usually post but what? I can’t be serious either?) I’ll finish this up with a lighter, more petty topic (but doesn’t everyone need something petty every now and then to keep life sane?) I got my new glasses!

See? Neon green frames with a zig-zag pattern. Fly or fly?

That’s it…for now! See you Sunday! (well, I’ll see you pretty late on Sunday…spending another full day at church, picnic w/ my SS class & choir practice!)


Catching up…

I’m a pretty bad blogger seeing as I haven’t posted in a week or two (or more…). But I have several updates for you! (:

Like (some of) you may know, I went to Disneyland on April 30 & I’m back, $50 poorer and full of ideas for what to wear for spring.

What I saw plenty of:

– Cropped shirts

– Sheer shirts

– Stripes

– Floral items

– Short shorts (already a given)

– Fedoras

– Cool sunnies (another given)

What I did not see plenty of:

– Plaid (despite the fact that I saw my “like (NOT love, only like…you know, a small crush)” interest wearing plaid…I have to say, there’s a serious decline of plaid for this season)

– dresses & heels (I mean, who wears dresses & heels at Disneyland? I saw a total of: one girl wearing a dress and heels…)

Honestly, I have to admit. I don’t have much to say due to the fact that I’ve been extremely tired for the past few weeks. Spring break was a whirlwind of hurriedness as I rushed to finish some projects and the week after that was basically helping teachers out with their classrooms for Open House so I was after school for some late hours, decorating classrooms and creating little videos for several teachers. On top of that, I also have all of my usual work. I don’t mean to bitch here (this blog isn’t exactly meant for me to whine and moan about how difficult life is) but I just thought I should explain why I’ve been absent in the past month. I am sincerely sorry for that and I promise, the work load’s about to get easier (they’re easing up as we prep for our graduation) but I’ll still be seriously busy. I’ll try to squeeze in a few posts here and there but don’t count on having daily posts like I used to in my old blog. Thanks for understanding (:

Looking Far Ahead…

I know it’s only spring (for most people) but it’s like summer here in LA right now. Freaking hot. So I’ve gone ahead and put together a small summer “look book” for myself, essentials, in a way, for my summer.

1. Ombre Sun Shades from Hot Topic, $9.99

2. Chantilly Lace Dress from Forever 21, $29.80

3. Lightweight Army Twill Vest from Marc Jacobs, $198

4. Classic Q Hillier Hobo from Marc Jacobs, $398

5. Ditan Pumps from Betsey Johnson, $99.95

6. Braided Adenandra Necklace from Anthropologie, $38

7. Diana F+ CMYK camera kit from Fred Flare, $99

8. Will Ferrell Sunscreen from Fred Flare, $14

Listen to ;; Be My Escape by Relient K

I was forced…

… to write this post. Well, not really. It was kind of a “secret exchange” of sorts. My friend, known as Bob on the Net and [censored] in real life (this is sensitive information people, can’t have it getting spread around now can I?), has asked me to inform the general public about this awesome site (in which he’s ordering for me a zombie shirt, right?) in exchange for…well, you don’t need to know. Let’s just say it involved a lot of spam. ON GMAIL. (get your minds out of the gutter, okay?)

WOOT. shirt.woot to be exact.

Want graphic tees? Go to this site now and get some witty, sarcastic (not unlike yours truly) tees for $10-$15 each ($10 for the Shirt of the Day, the one you first see when you enter the site, and $15 for everything else) and best of all? Read my lips: FREE. SHIPPING. (well, it’s standard shipping at least, international and overnight shipping require an extra $5)

What else can I say about it? Oh yeah, once you order your first shirt, you’re automatically allowed to vote in the Derby where you vote for new designs that you want to be all over your front side.

So without any further ado, I present to you my top ten Woots of past and present. (warning: cute overload? possibly…)

10. Gone Fishing (aww, what a cutie pie)

9. Don’t Even Ask (another cute tshirt…seeing a pattern?)

8. An Exhaustive Guide to Cuts of Meat

7. Metric (for any Anglophiles)

6. Sissy Fight

5. The Domino Effect (oh gosh, I burst out laughing when I saw this one)

4. Unstealthiest Ninja (the looks on their faces…)

3. Rampage

2. Eatser Bunny (haha, punny)

1. Acquired Taste (the shirt that, ahem, someone’s supposed to order for me? *sparkly eyes*)

Listen to ;; Tonight Tonight by Hot Chellae Rae

She’s indecisive, she can’t decide…


Anyways, moving onto the real topic of this post. Help me decide? (mainly meant for you Ishabel because stupid Facebook has a 420 character limit and this is 900 characters +) Anywho…I’m shopping at and I need to choose a stinking graphic tee (well, I don’t need to but you know…)

Listen to ;; Eenie Meenie by Sean Kingston ft. Justin Bieber

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.

Alright so the title should describe this blog completely. I had a blog on Blogger and I still haven’t found my comfort spot so I’m moving it around until I’ve settled down completely. (I know, bad blogging habits, but that’s me)

❝ Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.

Seneca, Roman philosopher ❞

As a message to any readers of mine, thank you for your patience. I’ll get to where I should be soon. Really soon.