Friday, July 27, 2012

I bought plants

A few days ago I randomly went out to go shopping on my own and went to the plant store.

Of course, I just wanted to share the plants that I bought~

 The leaves are fuzzy on this one.

I have no clue what they're called, other than the fact that they are considered succulents. But aren't they just cute? These kinds of plants are my favorite because they have the prettiest colors and leaves.

I have this memory... When I was in Korea, I found this flower store and just couldn't take my eyes off the various cactus, aloe, and other pretty plants in the prettiest kinds of flower pots! I really wish I could buy something there, but I couldn't just bring a plant overseas.

Soon I'll find a much prettier and bigger place for my plants to stay in.

So I hope that this will be the start of a new hobby! I've always dreamed of having the most simple, yet prettiest plants and flowers in my house!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Florida, Disney World

I just blogged about my birthday thoughts, now I'm going to blog about my recent family trip to Florida! It's going to be short because I had my heart out on going to LA again, so I was disappointed and didn't take many good pictures. Besides, I think I'm just not into the whole Disney thing, so it was kinda just a walk in the park feeling the entire time lol. But it was still all fun!

It was a very spontaneous, or it seemed very spontaneous since I didn't know we were leaving for Florida until a few days before our flight.

The first day, we actually stayed in Clearwater and the beach there is AMAZING!!! The water was a beautiful blue/green color and the sand was so freaking white and soft! I had the hardest time walking in the sand, but that's what allows vehicles to drive through the sand!
At night, my sisters and I walked all around the hotel, the beach, and the mini-market that they had nearby. One of the guys complemented my green pants that I LOVEEEEE :)

Then we finally went to Orlando!! Our hotel that we stayed in was the Grand Floridian at the Walt Disney World! It was the cutest and prettiest hotel I've ever been in so far in my short life. It was seriously vintage and princess themed! They even had a room for tea parties and I spotted the the beautiful Sleeping Beauty there with a bunch of kids dressed up as princesses to get their cup of tea.

And the staff there is DISGUSTINGLY GOOD. Everyone is dressed really well, matching the princess castle theme, and were so nice. They were always smiling and greeting and ugh I loved them. The training that the staff must go through is A list! We were even driven from the main building to our hotel building.

Cinderella flooring! 

The first day, we went to Disney Hollywood Studios, one of the four themed parks! There wasn't much to do there but look to watch mini shows and go in the stores, which is what my sister and I did. The details IN the stores were amazing too! The only show that we watched was the Muppets in 3D.

That same night, my other sister and I took a night swim in the pool that's open all night apparently. And we could see the fireworks from Cinderella's castle that happens every night from our own room!

 The next day, it was July 4th and we went to the most popular park, Magic Kingdom. That's where Cinderella's castle is and all the rides and Pirates of the Caribbean stuff are. IT WAS THE HOTTEST DAY and it rained randomly (we needed to buy those trash looking rain ponchos lol) and the amount of people- it was all just ridiculous. But I was happy that I got a Mickey Waffle for breakfast.
that reminds me, we weren't able to ride the Pirates of the Caribbean because it shut down due to technical difficulties. And I freakin saw Goofy dressed in the Pirate themed costume TWICE and failed BOTH TIMES to get a picture with him. Goofy is my favorite and now I hate him from running away from me.
 We were able to catch the parades! It was so hot and there were so many people that I couldn't and didn't even try to get a good look. But there's a really good looking Peter Pan!
Inside the castle~
 The details in the parks are just amazing! The Alice in Wonderland hedges caught my attention and the Winnie the Pooh tree the most. And did you know there are hidden Mickeys EVERYWHERE? I didn't find any because it was too hot to care.
That night, we went back to our room and watched the fireworks! This was my view :)
But to be honest, the fireworks in Boston are WAY BETTER than Disney's. I think it's because Boston takes too much pride in being like... very historical with the American revolution. haha I love Boston no matter what.

 The last full day at Disney World, we went to Animal Kingdom to just relax and stare at animals.
Again, the details. Every pathway was so pretty!
 My sisters and I went to the petting zoo, which was SUPER DISAPPOINTING! The goats and sheep and pigs all ran away or went in the area where you weren't allowed to go in. And they wouldn't stop moving so you couldn't even pet them. I remember there was this one zoo where they had freakin deer and I pretty much sat on them because they were so calm. So here's a failed selca with a goat that wouldn't stop moving...
That night we ate dinner in the Polynesian hotel that was really close to our hotel and it's Hawaiian themed! It was really cute and you saw Lilo and Stitch everywhere!
We went to Downtown Disney after that which is basically an entire area just for shopping for Disney stuff!

 The last day, I bought a last minute Goofy cookie. And now that I'm looking through these pictures, how the hell did I survive wearing cardigans most of the time? Hmm.. I have high heat tolerance I guess.

 I lost my sunglasses at the outlet mall that we went to after. That outlet mall sucked too. All the clothes were bleh.

And since our flight was delayed 4.5 hours, we staying in the airport for SO LONG. I got yelled at by the security lady, my sister danced with a security man, and we just watching Jokwon and Gain's We Got Married Episodes until our plane arrived.

I hate Orlando airport now. They also have very limited outlets and some were busted too. Logan airport may look like shit, but they have wifi and tons of outlets everywhere! Anyway. It was all good. And I was so happy to be back in Boston where it was in the 70s instead of the high 90s.


I'm 20 now... uhhhhhh

Yesterday, July 21, was the official mark of my 20th birthday.

Strangely, I know two couples that also got married yesterday. I always knew that the date 7/21 was always special and nice sounding/looking lol.

Unfortunately, I was way too tired to do anything because I took some of the girls out to the aquarium and watched the new Batman movie the night before. I got up really late and just couldn't move, so I just stayed home, cleaned my room, and did a lot of thinking.

I thought that now that I'm finally 20, I need to make some changes to myself:

1. I need to let go of many things. So I threw away A LOT of stuff. I had too many random things that I cherished when I was like in middle school. I want to just have the important things still with me, you know, the things that can define you. And letting go doesn't only apply to the physical; I'm also going to try to let go of a lot of hard feelings that I have. That's going to be really tough.... But it'll be worth it in the end.

2. Be super proactive. I plan to make another blog post about this because I have a lot to say about this. It's pretty self-explanatory anyway.

3. Save more money. I can't rely on my parents forever. I have to face life because it's going to come sooner than I think. I mean, I have only a few more years from now until I'm going to move out.

4. Become more polite. That makes me sound like I'm some kind of rude and arrogant bitch to others but it's not like that! But the night of my birthday, my mom and I were talking and I was telling her how I'm really polite and kind to others, especially strangers, people at work, my dentist, etc, and leave really good impressions. But when it comes to my own family and to a lot of the ahjummas at my church, it's so easy for me to come out as seemingly rude. I admitted that I had that problem to my mom. I explained it was because with our family, it's SO EASY to just be outspoken and argue. And with church, because I believe a lot of the ahjummas already judge me of being a party girl, unintelligent, and or rude, it's so hard for me to just insa (greet) them with a genuine smile. And when they're doing things like cleaning or moving things, instead of automatically going over to help, I just pretend that I'm busy. Seems pretty bad now that I have it typed out haha, but it's really subtle things that probably they don't even care about. But if I start being more polite to my own family and the ahjummas, maybe I'll just feel a little better about myself. 

I think if I just work on those four things, I'll be okay. I'm freakin 20 now. I want to act and look my age now.

I want to make that impression to others and have them say behind my back, "oh, I can't believe she's just in her early 20's!" in that tone where they're shocked that this pretty and innocent looking girl is actually very mature and has the whole world in her grasp is right in front of them. I don't know, it sounds silly, but it's a little fantasy of mine.


Another thing I wanted to address was my disappointment. I know that it's not the number of "happy birthday" posts, texts and stuff is what counts, but just have the people that you're close to just even remember that it's your birthday. I'm the kind of person that doesn't even care about their own birthday. I've never had a party, even when I was in kindergarten (mostly because my birthday's in smack middle of summer and everyone's always away for vacation then). I never really got gifts from people other than my family, so I don't even care about that! I just grew up like that. So the only thing that I do slightly care about is just being acknowledged that it is my birthday from my those that are really close to me. It just shows that they care and it would make anyone feel good that their friend said a simple happy birthday text! Better than NOT getting anything.

So yeah, I think you can see where this is going... I had my phone go off all day with texts and facebook notification shit from various people just wishing me a happy birthday. Some sparked a new conversation which made me really happy because I haven't talked to those people in a really long time. But by the end of the day, there were a lot of people that didn't say anything. And I thought that they were close to me... Like, I consider them amazing friends that I can just rush over to them in any situation when it came kind of friends.

And... it just showed me that maybe they really didn't care. And I KNOW it's not because they're busy or anything. For example, among my closet friends back in school, there's one that almost never texts me because he's just that quiet kind of guy, but he told me more than just a simple happy birthday wish, which really surprised me!  And in that same group of friends, a few didn't say anything... And they're expecting me to go to their birthday party next weekend? mmmm

I'm not trying to make a big deal out of it, but it does disappoint me especially since this year I didn't do anything AT ALL and all I just wanted was a simple 'hi'. I didn't even get a cake LOL


So, do I plan to do something for my birthday? Nope.

If anything, I just want my sisters and my cousin to eat and drink in a cafe for hours. I can wait a bit after my date of birth for that. I've always been waiting anyway, so it won't hurt.

And I'm still very grateful for all of those that did say happy birthday to me! It shows that they care and it means a lot to me :)