Thursday, March 31, 2011


It's been hectic the last couple of weeks for us.
When we were not out of town,
we were attending weddings, birthdays and baby showers.
This is probably the first weekend in a longtime
where I can finally do some catching up.
The husband is turning older next week
so we're definitely taking it easy and
 laying low this weekend.
Enjoy your off days everyone.

it figures.

Don't make it harder than it needs to be.
Life is really quite simple.
Stop insisting on making it complicated.


Ok, so it's a boyband. A very young boyband.
A very young and pretty boyband.
Listen to it first before you judge me.

is it?

how many times does a butterfly blink
before it learns to fly?
-lee hom wang

"I don't know how many mistakes I'll make
before I'll finally learn from them, probably alot.
But that's all a part of life, right Ms. Do?
I've got to learn before i live."
-Cesar Rodriguez
Class of 09


hmm. interesting outfits.
 i guess it's ok because she's singing about extraterrestrials =p
couple more months and we'll see her live!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

don't be scared.

It's safe in there, I know,
but do come out and play.
While it's fun to watch,
nothing beats the actual experience.

for real?

it's only wednesday night??

love the way you lie.

Skyler Grey wrote the chorus section that was used for
Eminem & Rihanna's Love The Way You Lie.
While I love that song, 
I do like this complete version better.


Tommy fell in love with the white sofa set
the moment he laid eyes on it.
He coveted the set so much, he had to have it.
Once they were in our possesion,
his love for them grew.
So much so...that he still can't bear to sit on them.
And that is why he is always on the floor.

*yes annie, i agree.
he does look off-colored, creepy and grudge-like in this photo.

secret signal.

As much as I enjoy seeing him on the big screen,
I totally miss him behind the mic.
I'm ready for him to compose some more music.
I didn't get a chance to catch him in concert this year but 
will definitely make it to his next world tour!
Until then, I'll hit the replay button on my iPod!!

*Btw..thanks Kim for introducing such greatness.
It's been ten years since I've listened to my first Jay Chou song,
I love him exactly the same =p

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

new start.

So you picked the wrong person,
now you know.
Bask in the glow of being free.
When you're ready,
get up and try again.

we are.

"time is ticking and we can't go back"

you won't break.

"you don't have bones of glass. 
you can take life's knocks."

Amélie has always been one of my favorite movies,
probably because Amélie's character 
bears a close resemblance to someone I'm fond of.
If you haven't seen it, try it.
It's extremely quirky, a bit different and alot of fun.
It's a French movie so there are subs involved
but it's pretty painless.
Even Steve Nash, a 2x NBA MVP winner,
hails it as one of his favorites,
that's saying something right?


Say what you want about him, 
but he's a lyrical genius,
that and that he loves his daughters.

Monday, March 28, 2011

soon gone.

so light, so free, so fun.
too bad it's only temporary.
enjoy it while it lasts.

own it.

Not to state the obvious,
but if you want something done right,
you gotta do it yourself guy.

get it right.

‘Cause my best intentions 
keep making a mess of things"
I know the acting is kinda over the top, the story lines are often ridiculous, 
and the singing can be tedious but I just can't help it...
Glee is my guilty pleasure.

do step away.

Don't do it.
Don't go looking for trouble.
What awaits you,
probably isn't pleasant.

all back.

i like.
wish he could go back...
before he so badly messed up.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

try harder.

for all that you claim,
you really didn't want it,
at least not bad enough.
it was within your reach.
you had it,
you simply just let go.


Dashboard Confessional is in town tonight!
Too bad I can't be there.
The brother, on the otherhand, is.
Jealous, I am.

working at work.

Tony: Man, I have to go to work later.
Meme: Really, on a SUNDAY? Shut up.
Tony: For real, I've been working hard. 
HARD. I've been busting my ass.
Teanuh: Yea, Ok.
Tony: I have, so hard...that I ONLY 
check Facebook about 20x's a day.
Andrea: ???????

what do you want?

"You keep takin’ me back, 
takin’ me back where I’ve already been."

sucker punched, i was.

Dear Sucker Punch,
        WHAT. THE. F????  Really?  What were you thinking?? I still cannot believe that I wasted two hours of my life on you. Two hours that I will never get back. Good grief, at one point I wanted to go to the restroom and just sit on the toilet for the remainder of the movie.  I mean, I even contemplated stabbing my eyes out but alas there was nothing sharp in my purse.  And if you think I'm exaggerating, I'm not.  Sigh, it is a most unfortunate habit I have that I must finish what I start. Otherwise, I would have followed the first three people that left the theater.
        It pains me now to even think about it. You were like the little engine that could, only you couldn't.  I mean you were trying, I gotta give you that much, but you were trying a little too hard. I'm sure you thought that if you put concepts from Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Tron, Karate Kid, Inception, Shutter Island, Moulin Rouge, Eragon, Avator, and etc. into one movie, it would be a success.  EPIC FAIL.
       What a hot mess you are. You've made it really hard for me to even look at my best friend.  She will never be allowed to pick out another movie for as long as we remain friends.  As a matter of fact, I almost revoked her best friend card. The husband did not fare well either.  The guy suggested watching this farce of a movie, got the best friend excited, only to bail out in the end. He too shall never get a say when it comes to movie night, though he won't notice because he'll be too busy watching k-dramas and reading books as punishment. Just Sayin'
No thanks,


CL is so fierce.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

not enough.

time. i need more.

what are words.

Chris Medina, while on American Idol,
was accused of exploiting his fiancee and their 
situation to gain sympathy votes from the judges.
Many were touched by his story, while others found him pretentious.
As for me, whether he's truly sincere or 
just using his story for personal gains, matters not.
He was planning on spending the rest of his life with someone he loved.
No one, not even him, expected the turn of events.
He could have easily left. He didn't.
He made promises. He's honored them.
For that, he has my respect.



Tuesday, March 22, 2011

that it is.

You shouldn't have to change.
 You are who you are.

all good things.

i miss nelly furtado.

true value.

It's not that I don't like flowers, I do.
I have a deep appreciation for them.
Yes, they are beautiful but they're so much more than that.
Like us, each flower has a story to tell....a history completely of it's own.
When presenting flowers as a gift, I just believe that one should at least be aware
of what the flower signifies and the story it holds.
Someone sent me Lilies of the Valley once,
stating that along with the flowers so would be the "return of my happiness."
Simple and understated, those flowers held a wealth of meaning.
Though they were inexpensive, nothing has been able to top that.
Call me pretentious, but I'll pass on the expensive vase of flowers
if it's only purpose is for me to admire it's beauty.
After all, flowers as gifts are only relevant when it actually means something.

pursuit of happiness.

tell me what you know about dreams...

Monday, March 21, 2011


Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.  
-Lorraine Hansberry
A Raisin in the Sun


Your weakness matters not,
for I've already witnessed your strengths.

make you feel my love.

I find her voice soothing.

first impressions.

Will he remember you?
Yes, yes...I'm sure he will.
Could he possibly forget?
No, no...I'm most positive he won't.
That's definitely good, right?
You made an impression.

a boy.

My workout jam!!
(when i workout)

Sunday, March 20, 2011


It's not going to happen overnight.
Give time.....time.

bring it Austin.

Went to Austin this weekend for Mai's bachelorette party.
Let's just say...Vegas is not the only place for secrets =p
Great stories and many pictures to share 
but that's as much as I can reveal!!
Congrats Mai!

a little bit.

tommy, you see?
she looks like she's having a seizure
when she's dancing too!!
i'm not the only special one.


The proof is not in your words
but rather your actions.

the apl song.

it's the simple things that we take for granted. 

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Normally, I would be excited for Fridays.
Not the case this week.
This Friday marks the end of my SPRING BREAK.
So much for lazy days.
Enjoy your weekend everyone.

pick me up.

I'm not much of a dessert person, 
in fact sweets aren't much of my thing, but I do have a soft spot for Tiramisu.
A popular Italian cake, Tiramisu literally means "pick me up."
I was once told that the origins of this cake dated all the way back to the Crusades.
During that time of war, when food was scarce,
the wives would gather leftover coffee grounds and dried bread crumbs
to fashion a cake for their husbands who were going off to war.
The soldiers, in difficult times, would be able to "pick up"  the cake
and find comfort in knowing that a loved one was awaiting their return.

As an adult, I know now that this story has no credibility.
However, it's still an incredibly sweet tale.
I mean, I would've totally missed out on a great dessert otherwise.
Yes, it would seem that I do have a heart somewhere.

haru haru.

ignore the heavy guy-liner.
the song is great, i promise.


Who would've thought?
i <3


when words fail, music speaks.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Be curious, not judgmental.
-Walt Whitman


you can cry on command,
but what good will that do?
your tears will not undo the mess you've created.
you've hurt more than just one.
stop running and own up to your mistakes.
you've failed, now fix it.

dependable, they are.

 Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; 
they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, 
and the most patient of teachers. 
-Charles W. Eliot

my heart skips a beat.

"it's only in the quiet that I know what to feel"

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Sometimes....silence speaks volumes.


You need to clear your head, 
and remind yourself of who you are, 
what you want to do, and where you wanna be.
Otherwise, you'll just to be stuck, 
doing nothing and going nowhere. 

don't do it.

Ignorance breeds ignorance.
This video has been catching wind
and is spreading like wildfire.
Many people are offended
and is responding in kind.
Must I remind you,
that two wrongs do not make a right.
Don't let her incompetence
take you to a new low.
She is not worth it.

before you go.

Boys, how can you look extremely masculine one minute
and turn around and be so effeminite the next?
I mean you're kicking ass and shooting bad guys
and then you're wearing feathers and deeeeep vee shirts?
I don''t know whether to wipe my drool 
or seethe in envy....

Monday, March 14, 2011

false hopes.

It's like wishing for rain as I stand in the desert.
-Ron Pope

I've always believed that tenacity will have its rewards
but sometimes despite everything,
you have to learn to bow out gracefully.
Try as you might,
  there are some things
that just won't happen.

it's a given.

you get back what you give.

a good cause.

For the remainder of March,
 all the proceeds from the sales of this song
 will go to the victims in Japan!
LIke Alejandro said,
"let's do this!"

price tag.

It's odd how I wasn't partial to this song until this version came out.
There's something about the slow tempo that
puts the lyrics into perspective.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

be true.

What good are words,
when you don't mean them?

that works, I guess.

When Tommy and I started looking for a house, my only criteria was a home for my myriads of books. It didn't take long for us to find the perfect place.We quickly agreed on our current town home because the third floor could be converted into a theater-room and the extra room was the right size for a mini-library. So, when I finally moved in after the wedding, I was super excited about furnishing my study. The husband, however, had other plans. When he's not putting off building the wall to wall shelving, he's suggesting replacing the library with a walk-in closet, a gameroom, or  even another TV room. GASP!! The audacity. Sigh. So, I've long given up hope on finding a place for my lovely books. However, this past weekend, while I was cleaning out Borders and possibly my bank account, the husband excitedly waves me over and proudly declared that my shelves were finished and ready. According to him, my library was finally complete. It dawned on me then that all the fixtures in Borders were also on sale. For just $120 a unit, you too can build a library reminscent of Borders.

yes, it is a commercial.

Man, this "commercial" gets me everytime.
I don't know whether I'm supposed to go check out 
the chiseled body life guards or sit at home and starve to death 
so I can look like the hot girls working there.

don't you think?

Sometimes, less is more.

if we ever meet again.

Mai secured tickets for us to see Katy Perry in Austin!
It's going to be one last bang before she moves away!! 

Friday, March 11, 2011

too late.

If you wait too long for the perfect moment,
the perfect moment will pass right on by.


The husband took off work early today to stand in line for the new iPad2.  I was a bit confused to tell you the truth, for didn't he already own an iPhone4, an iPod, and a MacBook Pro? To what purpose would it serve him to buy an iPad2?  What did this special device have that the other three didn't? I mean, weren't they all practically the same thing?  So, it came as no surprise that after just an hour of playing with his new toy, he regretted his spur of the moment purchase.  

"Man, it's just a big version of the iPhone/iPod.  What's so great about this?" he asked.  Geez guy, I could have told you that.  It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that one out.  Sigh.  Imagine how many books and heels that could have been purchased instead. Husband, what are we going to do about you?

i do.

 how cute is she?

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Some need it more then others!
I'll be happy to share some of mine.
Happy Friday folks!!
My spring break will officially begin after today!!!

*How about the MAVERICKS!?


It's certainly going to cover up the damages, yes,
but it's just a temporary fix.
It will only last for so long before it opens up again.
Be ready at least.

loving you tonight.

"it's videos like this that screws us guys over.
you swoon but we suffer."

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

you lose.

"The greatest pleasure in life 
is doing what people say you cannot do."
-Walter Bagehot


a bit risky.

if this, then that.
if not, then this.
that's alot of ifs,
don't you think?

written in the stars.

"seasons come and go but i will never change"

no you didn't.

Dallas Mavericks,
I was working late at school today and couldn't catch the game live. Thank the good lord for unanswered prayers. Apeshit, I would've gone!! I can't believe you guys gave up an 8pt lead in the last few seconds of the game.  Jason Kidd, how could you foul Jarrett Jack for 3 free throw shots??? WTF??? Seriously?  You guys lost by 1 point again??? Damn, how can you let NO rattle you like that? How???? And freaking David West, I hate that mofo!! How dare he push Dirk in the stands!!!  I will cut that punk up, i will. No, not really but kinda, sorta. Man, you guys better get your game together. It's like you guys are cursed against NO something. I know they're infamous for their voodoo over there but up. I mean, they're our playoff match up, now would be a good time. Just sayin'

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

the truth is...

you can change the cover all you want...
but the content remains the same.


excuses are just that,

catch phrase.

Tommy:  another word for wrong.
Alan:  error.
Danny:  incorrect.
Tommy:  i made a _______
Tony:  i made an OOPSIE!!!
Alan:  oopsie?
Danny:  oopsie?
Tommy:  oopsie?
Andrea:  oopsie?
Thuy:  oopsie?
Meme:  -----------
Everyone:  oopsie?????
Tony: yea, i made an oopsie!!
Tommy:  ughh no, but you made a mistake though. Meme is typing again!!
*wth, i swear we came from the same parents yo.