Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 recap, updates, & 2010 resolutions.

So another year (another decade in fact) has pasted and I still don't feel it. 2009 went by so quick for me I didn't even realize it ended. haha. So here are my highlights. (My first few months surprisingly have no pictures)

-nothing much happened actually
-my relationship with my now ex was going extremely sour at this point

-I was struggling to learn to swim
-my relationship continued to go downhill

-finally miraculously learned to swim haha.
-my relationship ended and it took a while to realize I it was over. nearly 1.5 years down the drain.

-I spent my spring break doing skin patch testing for allergies. the most uncomfortable week of my life. imagine 90 chemicals meant to irritate on your back covered in cloth for a week. turns out I'm allergic to shrimp, propylene glycol, and mercaptobenothiazole.
-my friends Astra&Nancy turned 16. started fun enough with dinner at CPK but then Antonio, Stanley, and Sam showed up next thing we know we're at karaoke til midnight, getting froyo in the freezing cold, and somehow managing to get to Sam's house. Stanley's dad gave me a ride home, on which I told him that his son had gotten me pregnant, it was interesting.
cheesy poses
-took my first AP exam (european history). crammed the night before and got a 5. not bed, eh?
-my locker buddy and fellow reg rep Gloria turned 16.
in reg with Gloria
-created the most epically failing yet funny video for my english final with my friends Ames, Lui, Ellen, Joel, & Jacky. we had Ames & Lui pose as couple (very awkward) and I played a whore (keep this in mind, its a reoccurring theme)
only took a million tries to get this
they resisted quite a bit
Lui is such a happy camper
-we celebrated the end of aps with a "party" in euro, it was quite interesting, lots of food.
AP Euro class (:
-Kermesse! Yet another food day at school!
look at the height I've got on them
flan with whipped cream, berries, and nutella. odd but amazing
mmm nachos
Sam&Astra; their ongoing poking war
I make it rain...
-we're such nerds, we went to see star was ok haha.

-finals! we're a joke, haha, I really didn't have any. so what do we do to celebrate the end of a year? go see x-men origins! (it wasn't that great) it was a fun day, we tried to but 15 tickets at once and charge it to Scotty's card but he had a $40 limit. then we were late and wondered if we could get so many seats together, the theater we empty. of course there was also Scotty and his pink drink. over all a good ending to a sophomore year.
Starbucks all around...
Scotty and his pink drink

-my friend Kevin from Canada (eh?) graduated high school and came to visit SF so I tried to take him around. he came the day 1/2 the city didn't have electricity so we browsed a blackedout Japantown and ended up at HotPot City in the Richmond.
-my brother "graduated" from middle school so I took him out for dinner at Sizzler (he loves the place) but he ended up getting a headache so I ran across a dark parking lot in the rain to Target to get him Advil.
-I went to a talent show hosted by a youth group my friend Julia is a part of and met Olivia Thai. (:
-my friends Brianna & Shandor turned 16 on the day Michael Jackson died. we celebrated anyways by going to an italian place in north beach ( E' Tutto Qua - It's all here).
my girls
birthday boy - Shandor
birthday girl - Brianna
banana tiramisu
dinner at E' Tutto Qua
-I tried gray contacts for the first time. verdict? not my thing at all.
-Joel, Lui, Ames, Scotty, Patty, Andrew, Jeffrey, and I went to see Transformers 2. We missed the 9pm show and ended up having to see the 11pm show. No complaints though.
boys and guitar hero -__-
Lui on the phone and Joel and Jeffrey getting food
nothing like SF downtown at 2am
-I actually managed to play quite a bit of tennis in July. On one occasion Joel managed to rip his shorts my jumping off of a swing into sand...
picture fail
oh Joel...
he never learns
I ran into June one day after tennis, I hadn't seen her for 3 years.
Marvin and Joel played doubles against some kids from Arizona
Joel getting his tan on.

-I fell in love with Framing Hanley and their Lolipop cover. I mostly fell for their lead singer, Nixon thought. (;
-I spent a good amount of time camerawhoring and eating with Brianna.
we had about a million pictures
skanky eh?
buffalo chicken burger = yum
garlic fries (:
-I wrapped up summer in SF with a piano recital and leaving early to catch the ending of my friends' "concert" in their backyard.
Christina being her normal cheery self and Joel being his normal cutty self.
I just love this picture. You eat that hotdog Jeremy!

-I spent this month in NY at Skidmore College doing an Electrical Engineering program. In short? 9 hours a day in a lab with 2 other girls and 17 boys; the nights were amazing though. I guess I can say my top 3 people from this summer in NY were Natalie, Jonny, and Kevin. I'll have to manage to visit them soon.
being silly as we watched the ultimate game
guys are so silly
EE class
the guys thought taping me to ground was a great idea
Natalie and I; the day we met

September-December (refer to my earlier post haha)

So what have I been doing lately? Lots of skype time with Dylan. Redecorating my room. Homework. I spent hours cleaning out my iTunes. I watched Blind Side lately and LOVED it. Haha speaking of sports, the Warriors seriously put me on an emotional rollercoaster. -__-
I've also been doing some online shopping and such. Sarah's earrings just tempted me too much so I had to ask her to mod them for me because I had to have em. You can check her out here. And also I fell in love with one of Kym's tshirts and had to get that too. I even got a matching one for the boyfriend haha.
my redecorated dresser area (:

New Years Resolutions
1. Update this blog more often.
2. Finally meet my boyfriend's friends.
3. Take care of my hair and resist cutting/dying it until after Dylan's graduation
4. Pull up Joel's GPA and SATs.
5. Pass my AP exams.
That's it for now, I'm sure I'll end up adding more after June.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

I ♥ My Pengda (:

Haha gosh as if my last post wasn't enough about my boyfriend, I'm going to dedicate a whole post to him. I guess its because during the holidays he's been away and so I'm now going through Dylan Withdrawal. I mean sure we've been texting, on the phone, and on aim the whole time pretty much (in fact we're talking on aim right now) but no matter how many times that damn song repeats it, kissing through the phone just doesn't work. I miss seeing him everyday at school and webcamming with him until 3am every night. Yes I realize it's overkill.

But when you consider a typical day for us, my mild form of withdrawal right know appears slightly more fitting. So lets see, I wake up and first thing I do is call him. Then I shower and get ready for school etc. During the 30min ride to school we text the whole way except sometimes I'm really tired and I fall asleep. And when I finally see him waiting at my locker every morning, I feel elated; I know its odd considering this happens every morning, but honestly it never gets old. So then unfortunately, we only have one class together so I walk him to ap chem (haha yes I walk him because my Italian teacher gives a 5min grace). However, we're not the best students, we end up texting through class anyways. Registry is usually boring, cept on the days I have to give announcements but even then I text him while doing those. He has the next period off (why? I have no clue) and I have Art which is a total BS class that I'm dropping next semester. So I usually end up leaving class to spend time with him anyways. Then comes the one class we have together, ap physics-c, but we sit separately anyways so we text through that class. Afterwards I have lunch and he was ap gov which is actually a time we don't text haha. Next I have ap calc ab and he has ap econ, just another period we text through. Then my favorite class, ap lang&comp while he has ap calc bc. As much as I love my english teacher and I have that class with my bestie Joel, I end up texting Dylan anyways. And finally, the last class of the apush, while he's in ap lit∁ we actually don't text during this time haha. Gosh, then we just go home and end up webcaming til early hours of morning. Repeat.

So to go from that to not seeing him for two weeks, yeah its a bit daunting.

I usually try to avoid dragging as much as possible but I can't help but feel like I really won this time. I went from seeing relationships as accessories or simply a security blanket of knowing theres some guy always there for me to lash out on (yeah I'm a bitch like that) to feeling as if I really found someone to stick with for the rest of my life. Yes I sound naive and stupid because I'm only 16 but I can't imagine ever feeling this way about any other guy. Dylan's the boyfriend who sits in Lucky's with me to read Cosmo haha. He's the boyfriend who tries to teach me Calculus and doesn't laugh when I can't do mental math. He's the boyfriend who lets me win even when I shouldn't and listens to my ridiculous demands. He's the boyfriend that gets along with my friends, my brother, and even puts up with my extreme mood swings. I'm nowhere near perfect and to be able to meet someone who cares so much for me seems almost unfair. The line has been used so many times but I really feel as if I don't deserve him.

I always feel like I have so much to say but when I really sit down, I feel like I have nothing to say. Perhaps it is a sign that words are not the proper medium to explain how I feel. But what is? I guess only time can tell. Despite all the time we spend talking, we never seem to want to stop and we never seem to run out of things to say. Like how on a random night we realize that we both hate licorice or that both of our favorite drinks are from the same company. I guess it's the little moments that really make smile and know he's the one. Guys are notoriously (and maybe wrongly) known for being scared of commitment so its a bit scary to tell him that but hey, if he really is unwilling/scared to commit, then theres not point in sticking around and forcing it right? But I'm sure he isn't. haha.

This whole post has basically been a ramble but once in a while I feel like I need to post some word vomit. I really do love him. He even got the best friend's seal of approval even before we started dating. At homecoming; Joel: "Why aren't you dating that? I mean I'd tap that!"

Theres really no one like my squishy squinty chubby pengda.