Oh, she’s just in her YOLO phase.– Susie Chang
I think it’s about time that I start using Tumblr again
Life is Good.
And because I haven’t written a post in FOREVER, I decided just to jot some things down that have happened to me recently. Well Sophomore Year is amazing, already. I love my room, I love my roommate, I love this wide, open space. I love my friends from previous years, and I love meeting new ones every day. Yes, the classes are definitely challenging - not to mention that it is my first time...
Just had my first shadowing experience!
The life of a private doctor is crazy! I just typed up an 8 page review of my experience from today - which I would have shared on Tumblr if it weren’t for patient confidentiality. I’m exhausted and I wasn’t even the one making diagnostics. :O Although I was introduced to the many hardships of medicine (yes, mainly involving politics and health care), I’m still more than...
+ : - Got to see both Jocelyn and Ryan today - basically two of my all-time favorite people. - Had a voucher from Southwest that I had to use up before the end of October, so I booked tickets to UW! - Talked with the moms - now planning a trip to Taiwan with Jocelyn for Winter Break!! And better yet, during New Years! - : - It seems like I forgot how to pack… that or I just...
AHHH, it's go time!
GANGNAM STYLE MOM (She is 60). omg holy crap. The Songs.
A lovely day in the city
This morning I agreed to accompany my mom to the Chinese consulate in SF so she could deliver some official forms for my grandpa. Well it turned out we were short of the necessary papers and procedures, and wouldn’t be able to apply that very day. Good - the line was fricken’ long anyways. My mom then said since we’re in the city anyways why not roam around? And roam around we...
Today was indescribable, but I'll do my best...
Woke up this morning after having subsequent dreams of unprotected ski lifts carrying me up 14,000 feet into the air… not too pleasant of a thought. After having a delicious Asian breakfast (definitely a favorite of mine) and a nice Caramel Macchiato, my brother and I embarked to Watsonville for our long awaited adventure. I remember specifically my brother turning to me and casually saying,...
Just to ease myself of my own guilt
With much disappointment, I will be skipping my insanity workout today :( Only because yesterday was supposed to be my “rest day”, but instead I ran 6 miles with my brother and pulled something in my foot. My weak ass, unstable foot. Hopefully I can sneak in two workouts before (maybe after) SKYDIVING TOMORROW!
kristats: microxcuts: The Avengers Gag Reel “NOOOOOOOOOOOOO COULSON NOOOOOOOOOOO. I will get the Avengers and you will be avenged!” - Cobie Smulders acting out exactly how I felt during the movie LOL THOR AND THE HAMMER
I need to learn how to deal with my insecurities
My conversation with a Yale grad. He was accepted...
Him: I know right now, everything seems so unfair. You need to study, all to get compared with other people. Your future is dependent mostly on whether you go to this school, major in this thing, receive this much money, or get this job. I know. I was there, I was you. Studying my ass off for an easier life. You're told that everything right now is the most important, that you need to get As, go to a great college, have an amazing job, generate immense revenue, therefore become happy. But, there's just on thing that I failed to understand. And let me tell you, there are barely any things that I do not understand. Yet, I have no idea why I'm not happy. From a young age, you're told to take these steps and if you succeed, you'll reach happiness. It's not true. I've done every step every mother would tell her child to do, to become, but here I am, unhappy. After many years of trying to find where I went wrong, I realized that I had been looking in the completely wrong place.
Me: Then where do you look?
Him: At your friends. Your relationships. Your family. Your coworkers, your boyfriend, your girlfriend, your social life. Many of the richest men in the world aren't happy, why? Because they spent all their lives trying to achieve happiness in the wrong place. You have a ton of money, great. But in the end, we're all sitting in our rocking chairs, and nobody cares who had the most money or who went to the best college. It's about who had the most fun. Who had the most people to look after them, who had the most to look after. The happiest are the ones that have people to call in times of trouble, the ones that had the time to spend with their family and feel all that love. That's what people lack! Love. When you're on your deathbed, everything doesn't matter anymore you see. You'd want people that love you to be around you, to be comforting you, to tell you about all the great things you did for people. You don't want to be alone, with what? A degree? Cash that will never be used? Nobody ever says "wow, I went to a great college and therefore I'm satisfied" in the end. Only the lucky ones get to say "wow, I was surrounded by love my whole life. My time on this earth was beautiful."
Him: But you know, I'm not telling you not to get into a great college or not to do any of the things society tells you to. Go for it, it pays off! It doesn't give you happiness but it takes a lot of stress off your shoulders. All I'm saying is don't make it your everything. If you don't get in somewhere good, don't stress about it. As long as you're okay with the people around you, you're going to be fine. I'm sure of it. Priorities change in the end. We're only people.
no-kk asked: Hehe, I remember when we were OBSESSED with One Litre of Tears Sophomore year. Literally, the best. <3
I made my brother do Insanity with me today
& my cousin left back to Europe :( Well, I’m free now! But I’m not kidding, NO MORE FOOD. And I’ll upload pictures later… much later…