Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Beauty at its finest

It's raining the whole day and there's even thunder and lightning while I was walking on my way to the dormitory. Good thing I am now here in the comfort of my room. Since the weather is gloomy, and to make myself happy, I am currently looking at some pictures I took these past few weeks. The lovely full blooms are just so good to look at. I can't help but admire their beauty.

I love them all but this shot is a bit special. I was walking in the campus and unexpectedly, in the midst of brown soil and green grasses, I found a precious gem: a dandelion seed head. I couldn't believe my eyes that it was there. I used to see this only in books, but now this delicate creation is right in front of my eyes.

*all pictures taken by me

Friday, April 22, 2011

Dreaming of a leopard print coat

I know it's already spring but suddenly I found myself dreaming of a leopard print coat. While browsing one of my favorite blogs, The World Looks Red, I saw a picture of Laura wearing her Zara leopard coat (see picture below) and these two words perfectly describe her look, simply gorgeous!

I must admit though that I never really had an interest in animal printed things before. I thought that animal prints were tacky and would just ruin an outfit. But I was wrong. Now, my perception has changed completely (talkin about 180 degree turn). There's something special about animal prints: it's like confidence and glamour combined. Oh, now all I want is to have one. 

Here's another picture of my much coveted leopard print coat:


And since I'm so into animal prints now, I would like to share some other great animal print finds from other bloggers:
Saucy Glossie

Late Afternoon


Hopefully, I'll be able to find that perfect leopard print coat and wear it in the coming winter season.=) Haha, I'm so excited already!! Can't wait!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Who will she choose?

The last five episodes of Gossip Girl will surely be a roller coaster ride! But for me, it's definitely Blair and Chuck! 

If two people are meant to be together, eventually they'll find their way back.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

One Fine Sunday

I am really loving spring - the colorful flowers, the perfect weather, the shining sun, the people in the park, everything! And since cherry blossoms are already in full bloom, me and my friend decided to have a mini spring pictorial. Haha! Last Sunday, we had a walk in the park, oh I mean campus (but hey it looks like a park though). It's nice to be able to explore some new places in KNU. And we definitely had a great time!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Must-Organize-My-Life 101

From now on, I'll try my best to avoid what I always do - CRAMMING. Even though I know I'm good at it (based on experience), I cant deny the fact that there's just so much stress that goes with the whole 'cramming' process. Let me count the ways err describe the stages:

  1. Worrying Stage - upon learning about the task, one becomes worried on what should be done to complete/accomplish it
  2. Floating/Getting stuck Phase - also known as being 'easy-go-lucky'; one is doing nothing about the task  because there is still so much time before the deadline
  3. Worrying Stage (again) - after sometime, one realizes that the deadline is fast approaching (it can be just a few days away) and that the task should be acted upon, and then becomes worried and nervous. These questions are always popping in his/her head: How should I start? Will I be able to finish it?
  4. No-Sleep/Do-it-overnight Phase - one starts doing the task at the last possible moment (in my case, I usually start doing it the night before). In this stage, the person experiences adrenaline rush. He/she becomes so focus in doing the task and losses track of time and suddenly hears the crowing of rooster at the break of dawn (this one literally happened to me)
  5. Overjoyed Phase - after completing/finishing the task, one feels very fulfilled in having been through it all. It feels like being able to do a huge accomplishment. It's like seeing a rainbow after a dark, long, heavy downpour of rain.
Cramming is like a roller coaster ride: it starts in a slow, calm way and suddenly you're already freakin' out, but at the end of the ride, it's like "OMG! I did it!" It's very rewarding, but at the same time, very, very stressful. Now, I'm determined to get out of this roller coaster ride. I want to know how it feels to be on the right track of accomplishing things sans the stressful environment of cramming.

P.S. Hopefully I would learn how to budget and use my time well.=)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

To fly

I would like to share this amazing song, FLY by Nicki Minaj ft. Rihanna. Be inspired because each one of us came to win, to fight, to conquer, to thrive; came to win, to survive, to prosper, to rise.
To fly.

Cause I am not a word, I am not a line
I am not a girl that can every be defined
I am not fly, I am levitation
I represent an entire generation
I hear the criticism loud and clear
That is how I know that the time is near
So we become alive in a time of fear
And I ain't got no motherfucking time to spare
Cry my eyes out for days upon days
Such a heavy burden placed upon me
But when you go hard your nay's become yay's
Yankee Stadium with Jay's and Kanye's

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Spring is here

Spring is now here. Yey! The weather is starting to become great - not too cold, not too hot. Just right. And of course, if it's Korean spring we're talking about, the first thing that comes into mind are cherry blossoms. They are the perfect representation of this season.

I am now in love with spring! And with these beautiful cherry blossoms!

Just a few days ago, the plants were still brown and lifeless but now they have transformed into full blooms. It's amazing! And I really like the feeling of walking along rows of cherry blossom trees, looking and admiring the beauty of the flowers . It's magical, dreamy, and romantic. There's something very special about it.

row of cherry blossom trees near the cafeteria

*All pictures taken by me. =)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy and Blessed

Finally, I was able to pass my review paper to my professor! Hurray! And I must say it's such a relief! After one month of thinking about it --- of what will be the content, the flow, the analysis, everything! It's like I'm carrying a really big burden and it always stresses me out. Every night I go to sleep with a thought in my mind, "How will I write the review? When will I be able to start? When will I finish?" Last Monday, I started to work on it overtime. I usually go out of the lab at 9pm but I stayed there until 12 midnight. The same goes for Tuesday. And last Wednesday, I worked until 2 in the morning. I went to my dormitory at 3am and slept at 4. The next morning, I went to my prof and asked him if I could pass my paper after lunch time. Good thing he said yes. The whole time, I was frantically finishing my paper. And thank God I was able to pass it right on time. And now, it's over! Well, actually it's not really over yet. Hehe. But the fact that I've already shown my work to Prof is like an accomplishment. He told me he's going to submit it in a journal. And because of that, I would need to edit it and make it a little longer. In my mind, I was like, "Oh my, it'll be published in a journal, my very first review article!!! Amazing!" So there, I'll still be working on it these coming days. Hopefully, it'll be good, no, I mean excellent.=)

P.S. I consider this as one of the many blessings happening in my life. I've received so much blessings from God and I will always be grateful to Him. During the tough and hard times, He was there for me. He never gave up on me. I'm not a pefect person, but I hope that I can be the person God has destined me to be. Dear God, may I glorify you in everything that I do.

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