The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.

“The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.”

best quote i’ve heard in awhile. anyway, haven’t really blogged in awhile. i guess i try to make up for it by occasionally posting inspirational quotes i come across while reading blogs & decide would be lovely to share and maybe motivate a few people out there, including myself (when i reread my posts especially).

so classes finally came to an end, but not for long. the summer session starts up again wednesday, along with research, physics lab, and mcat classes. can’t say i’m looking forward to this summer, but it’ll definitely be a nice change from the full-time course load. i guess i should try to think more positively, as in, there are people who would die to be in my shoes, people who don’t have the opportunity to be educated, people who don’t have eyes to read and learn and ears to listen. okay that’s a bit dramatic, but really. okay no more talking about classes.

it’s horrible because i seriously feel like i’ve caught the travel bug. i’ve been itching to get out of la, and the US in general, ever since studying abroad. i don’t know what it is, but i guess traveling is an escape for me, a way of letting go of my responsibilities back home and a short term solution to my problems. bad, i know :( i feel like it’s become a habit, since our family has been traveling since i was 7, traveling has been a way for me to constantly have perspective and keep it in mind when approached with challenges. aii… i can’t wait to spend the latter half of next summer in asia & traveling around with my mom. probably hitting up chengdu (where halstene will be. what? of all places to meet overseas? what a coincidence hehe!) in sichuan, and the school in guangxi, china, as well as visiting taipei and keelung in taiwan, and korea (shelly would be proud. well of course she will be esp since she’s coming along). mom also wants to go on a cruise to the mediterranean, specifically santorini, and eastern europe. i wonder when that’ll be happening!

hm was thinking about what else i’m looking forward to.. in general:

summer reading: anyone have suggestions? going to start reading ‘complications’ and i just finished ‘the 5 people you meet in heaven’, which was pretty good i suppose. totally overhyped.

Sex and the City 2: don’t know why but i love the series. so addicting! not too into carrie and her problems bc i dont like mr. big, but whatever. hahaha think all the glamour & glitz will make up for the plotline. and aiden is cute and he’s coming back!! yesssss!

also lately i’m so into photography, especially taking pictures of beautiful places. been following lots of photography blogs & ive found a bunch of pictures i love. but i’ve also discovered an organizing program called Evernote, so i’ve been copy pasting pictures from the web into it.. sadly i can’t save it onto my desktop afterwards, otherwise i’d be posting em on here! :(

okay pictures from last post coming along! summarizing what i’ve been up to…

eating to-die-for italian food in la jolla, sd. simply amazing.

seeing beautiful places with michelle <3 love you lots lots lots. michelle please come back into my life again :) i wanna go to tw with you!!!! omg im going to miss you like no other :( hate itttttt

eating at roys with michelle. fatass status BUT I LOVE IT!

seeing b2st & 2pm with shelly

hollywood bowl :)

deltas' 50th anniversary reunion!

and back from march, going to mexico was the highlight of the month!!! realized i’ve never really blogged about it, but mazatlan, cabo san lucas, and puerto vallarta are all so beautiful. the scenery we saw was seriously stunning. so breathtaking, especially the first glimpse of cabo when we finally saw land after 2 days at sea!

cabo baby!!!!

at lunch

such a beautiful day out! getting ready to go snorkeling & kayaking :O)

looks like heaven on earth. or the edge of the world!

mazatlan :)

& hiking up tall lighthouses

and spotting geckos/iguanas along the way!

visiting the cathedral in old mazatlan & snapping pictures during a prayer service..

eating amazing mexican food!!!! i loveeee it

taking the speed boat along the coastline of puerto vallarta!

sitting at the benches of the arches during sunset

love the cruising lifestyle


delta formals to celebrate the crossing of bb

way cute. i love AO!!

was looking through old photos. look what i come across, huh? made me laugh out loud HEHE


HAHHAA act more interested please!!

and so many things i miss in my life right now.

feeding dolphins @ tangalooma! hahah i look too happy

xmas with m

santana row at night while catching avatar in 3d

catching up with zar & les. yb eds reuniteeee


anyway i came across this thought provoking quote.. made me think. wow. too true:

“Why has time disappeared in our culture? How is it that after decades of inventions and new technologies devoted to saving time and labor, the result is that there is no time left? We are a time-poor society; we are temporally impoverished. And there is no issue, no aspect of human life, that exceeds this in importance. The destruction of time is literally the destruction of life.” —Jacob Needleman