Dec 27, 2011

Greetings from Cali!

Jess, Janis and I
Janis is distracted by my bewbies at Pikapika :D
Hay there, yall!! Been a hot minute since I've blogged. Been a busy girl. I am finally on vacation and DO have time for a little bit of shenanigans, so my friends have been bugging me to get back into my blogging groove.

I am in California under the hospitality of my dear best friend Janis. We'll be on a plane in the morning to visit our other best friend Juvy!! It's been three years since the three of us have been together, so you can imagine our excitement, especially since we'll be reuniting in Japan of all places :)

Thinking up Christmas decorating ideas in Daiso
Jessica has been an online friend of mine for a very long time through Janis, and I finally got to meet her today! She was such a sweetie for taking us to Japan Town in San Fran. I had such a great time today (thanks Jess!) Oh gosh, if I hyperventilated in Japan Town, I know I will be so overwhelmed when we finally make it to Japan!

Apr 6, 2011

Would you rather date a lot of different people, or be in a committed relationship?

Be in a committed relationship. But I do feel it is important to date different people in order to see what you want out of a relationship (if you don't already). I mean, I don't date around a lot. I'm all about exclusive and committed relationships, but it sucks when you put so much time and commitment into a relationship and then later realize it's not what you want. It's a long story.

Ask and/or tell me anything!

Feb 21, 2011

Poo on you!

 This picture doesn't have a whole lot to do with my post, other than the fact that he's got poo & pee all over his sweatshirt. LOVE IT!!! I WANT!!!

Lately I've been having these recurring nightmares about people pooping on me. Random, yes!!? Exactly! Mind-bottling, I tell you. Well, I was having a conversation with Jojo about why the heck I keep having these dreams, and he finally made sense of it all: "maybe you're just tired of people shitting on you".

That's when the light bulb above my purple head turned on. It sure explains a lot. I always find that I've been taken advantage of, usually when it's too late to do anything about it. Trust, I do NOT enjoy being shat on (metaphorically, in this case, and fingers crossed no one would ever literally poo on me) but always end up finding myself in those situations.

And in those nightmares it took me forever to wash the stench off -- just like how it takes me a while to recover and trust people again. And for some foolish reason I try to act nonchalant when people poo on me in my dreams, when in my head I'm freaking out. Same goes IRL also, I tend to act nonchalant about most things. Weird that I wouldn't try to beat someone up if they were pooping on me in my dreams. But I guess that means my subconscious is telling me that I need to be more aware of the times that I am about to get "shat on" IRL and nip it in the bud before any feelings get hurt.

Ah, I do love my metaphorically insightful dreams. They're so silly :P

Feb 20, 2011

Living in scrubs

I've been at school for the past six days this week. That counts two days of working in clinic. Whew! I was so pooped, last night was a big blur; I knocked out and slept all day today. I'm beginning to realize that most of my life these days are spent wearing scrubs. Not sure how I feel about it yet. I really miss dressing up and going out! ><;;

This was me after finishing up my Swedish massage midterm. I had to wait in my massage room while the rest of the students finished up their massages. Got bored and figured I was finished so I just laid on my table xD Somehow I can't seem to take naps at school, though :/

On my way out to clinic. I have to wear a wig since it's more "professional" if I'm going to be seeing clients. I tell you what though, it gets hot under there while I'm working D:

A typical day in class. Bwahaha but nah I swear I'm not usually this lazy and layin on tables all the time.

Well, I've had some time to get some good rest today. Now, right back to school again tomorrow!

Feb 13, 2011

My first massage table and working in clinic!

i. First massage table
A few weeks ago I got my very first massage table!! I had lots of fun picking it up from my apartment office. Luckily a man was nice enough to help me take it to my car. Mind you, it was raining that day! But I was soo excited to just take it home and set it up! I had spent days researching the hell out of what would be the best table for me, as well as comparing prices.


Here it is all set up! I am SO happy with everything! I'm so glad I spent all those hours researching and comparing!
I think I truly found my perfect first massage table. I love that it's aluminum and not wooden like the ones we have at school, and came with all the accessories. Not like any of that matters to you haha. But I couldn't be any happier with my first table! :3

The table folds up, has a carry case, is very lightweight, and I also got a bolster.
Don't you see the excite on mah face??? Haha, sarcasm. I had been running around in the rain, and getting everything out of the boxes and plastic was a workout in itself. I was a hot mess.

ii. First clinic
Had my first day of working in the clinic this past Friday. Honestly I wasn't too nervous about how the actual massages would go; I'm pretty confident with my techniques. I was more nervous that I didn't know what exactly to do when it came to meeting my clients and the whole process of getting their files and going over their SOAP notes (I promise I won't use too much massage therapy jargon here). Things were just so unorganized and we all felt like fish out of water.

For the first 15 minutes of my first client I was so nervous, stressed and worked up from all the confusion. I didn't want to transfer the feeling to her so I just took a deep breath and let it all go. And it stayed that way throughout the day :) Apparently all my clients had very nice things to say about me in their reviews! And I even got tips! Totally wasn't expecting that! Whoop!

While I was working the elastic snaps on my wig came undone and by the end of the day my wig had slid back and I didn't even realize it. Awesome. Anyway, even though there was lots of chaos it turned out to be a really good first day!

Jan 27, 2011

Sanrio throwbacks and Wish me mell

i. Sanrio throwbacks

These are the sheets I use for my table in massage class :3
You know... for learning purposes! x]

I'm really digging the fact that Sanrio is bringing back their old school characters! I mean... Strawberry King?!? Oh muh goodness!! It's been ages! So I was really excited to see that Sanrio sheet set :) It's like it was meant to be! "Twin sheets"?? "Sanrio"?? "Old school characters"?? "The"?? YES PLEASE, COUNT ME IN!!

ii. Wish me mell

On December 27th, 2010, our friends at Sanrio Japan welcomed their newest friend to the Sanrio family – Wish me mell!

When she was first introduced – she didn’t want to leave her egg shaped house because she didn’t have any friends. But thanks to all the kind correspondence from fans all over Japan, Mell finally decided to leave her house this week! - Sanrio

I love that even though Wish me mell is a new character, Sanrio had her drawn with a more "dated" feel. She looks like a vintage character. Actually, when I first saw a picture of her, I seriously thought she was another one of Sanrio's old characters that I must not have seen before because it was that old! But I was so wrong. Even so, just looking at this new character makes me feel so nostalgic. Especially with seeing all these older characters Sanrio has revived :)

Mell resides in the pastel-colored world called “Merci Hills”. Among her friends in Merci Hills is a turtle named Marin, a bear named Aro, a kitten named Chico and a panda named Poco. - Sanrio

Jan 13, 2011

To new beginnings!

Last week Jojo decided to make a "surprise" visit and flew out to hang out with me for a couple days. We hadn't spoken for weeks and he heard through the grapevine that I was feeling sad. Though I was feeling very down, I wasn't able to shed any tears until we finally spoke. But they were happy tears.

Of course, I was also upset with him that he would waste his money on a plane ticket just to come see me. I've never had a friend go so out of their way for me just because I was sad. I guess since I was putting so much of myself into other friendships and not receiving much in return, I wasn't used to having someone else do so much more for me. I'm so blessed to have Jojo. He's my BESST friend :)

Anyway, we had a good time walking around downtown Huntsville and having great conversations.

I've always wanted to go to the art museum downtown.

We had a nice walk around Big Spring Park, though it was SOO cold!!

Huntsville was built around this spring.

The "Friendship Bridge"

The spring is full of koi. I like the "special" koi, hehehe :D

Birds fly south for the winter.
Right, we're in the south.

Being silly... this is how we do.

"These are our recreational clothes"
We love Nacho.

I'm gonna have to come back out to Big Spring Park when the cherry trees are in bloom and the grass isn't dead.

We had lunch in town, met up with my friends and hung out at Bridge Street, and finished off the day walking around Parkway Place Mall.

Welcome to Huntsville, "Rocket City"! I love this rocket :)

Plenty of legroom!!

Though I'm still a little bitter about Jojo insisting on flying out during the coldest time of the year, I had a good time. It was refreshing hanging out with a guy who's got his head on straight and doesn't have ulterior motives for me. Seriously, there needs to be more guys like him. I really appreciate him doing all he could do to make me feel better.

So, even though the first few weeks of this new year had me down, I'm on to better things!

F%#! happy endings, it's all about the new beginnings!!