Steve’s Music Mix: Fashion Victim…

Here we are at another round of Steve’s Music Mix.

I saw the heading and knew nothing good could come of this week’s.  There was no logical way that things would work out with my current playlist in my MP3 player. Still, I’m a stubborn person, so I figured how far could I stretch my answers 😉

How do I look today?

–>Kiss Me- Ed Sheeran

I’d say that I’m looking pretty nice if I’m getting this song. Kissing and falling in love; love and lust.  Well, honestly, I love what I’m wearing so I guess that works for me 🙂 I rarely would agree but some days I just have the perfect weather to match the perfect outfit and today is one of them.

What should I wear tonight?

–>Outside – Green River Ordinance

I’m not exactly sure I know how that work.  Is it urging me to get my workout gear or my gardening clothes tonight so that I head outside? I guess if it doesn’t rain that could be a possibility.

What should I wear tomorrow?

–>On My Way – Boyce Avenue

Ummm…I don’t even know what to write for this one.  Tomorrow I’m supposed to wear something that can help me move about? Comfortable and presentable is usually what I aim for, even for work.  Although, tomorrow is supposed to hit over 30s degree Celsius so maybe it might be nice to find those comfy flats, skirts, summer dresses. Some summer clothes digging tonight to prepare for tomorrow 😉

There you have it! My playlist isn’t very much clothes related but I think it worked out not too badly.  I just don’t think I will let me MP3 dictate my choice in clothing 😉

It was funny while I was doing it though! I think thats the point, right? Right! 🙂

Spirit, Motivation and Finding the Positive!!

Last weekend was fun because of my family and friends.  Heading back into reality on Sunday was a tough one.  It was full of thoughts and reflections that I had pushed to the back of my mind. I was supposed to post about it during the week but I felt like it was too heavy plus I haven’t figured out how to word it.

**I’m going to try to put it out in a more positive way since I want to keep these personal blogs light and fun! If you don’t want to read about it, thats okay..at least check out the vids that I’m sharing, packed with music and motivation :)**

Work has really been on my mind lately.  I hate that it carries into my personal life especially when it invades my weekends and depreciates my own self-worth immensely.  I’ve been on a constant search and reflection to find something that I will feel is my career and my dream and not just a simple job.  Do you get what I mean?  Something that I’m passionate about.  I chose my field because I had to think about reality and (a better chance of)work stability.

When I see these independent YouTube artists doing what they love, it really makes me happy, especially because they are seriously talented. Like I supported Sam Tsui’s first independent album, and I’m hoping it’ll come in the mail soon.

Or someone like Green River Ordinance who went back to doing what they felt was right for them and going independent!

Its mostly because I want to find something better that I’ve been getting myself involved in getting a certification to teach English as a second language.  Its always been something I wanted to do back when I felt started university.  Second, I aim to finish up my piano and eventually maybe do some teaching as well.  I just have certain skills to improve before I feel that I’m fit to be a good teacher.  I’ve been discussing it with my boyfriend and he urges me that maybe I should look into baking: something that I’ve thought about as well.  I’ve even thought about putting those health and training knowledge and strengthening it to become something a certified personal trainer.

There is a world of options, choices and paths out there and for me, its just finding that one that I want to do, because I sure don’t want to stay in the rut I’m in.  What I need now is to make a decision, find the courage to not regret and work hard towards it.  I know once I start, I won’t turn back because thats who I am.  All I know is that I’d like to incorporate something that makes me happy to wake up for in the morning!

That would feel like Paradise, right?  Tiesto & Dyro’s new song is exactly that! It always makes me feel better to listen to some electronic music 🙂

With that said, piano and English training is really taking up a lot of time.  However, I’d like to complete them this year or be ready by early next year to take the piano exam.  That was what prioritized over Dragonboat.  This week, we had a Chinese festival, the dragon boat festival which commemorates a loyal scholar who sacrificed his life and this is what leads to the dragonboat competitions that we have now.  Dragonboat really is my motivation.  If life wasn’t so busy, I would never have dropped it to part-time.  Just look at the inspiration and spirt of it! Thanks to my awesome coach for sharing this with the team!

This may not be everyday life, but character is shaped out on that boat and I bring everything with me every day of the week

He captured it all in that video! Just a little bit of sharing and possibly promoting dragonboat.  Even watching a race feels awesome but being a part of it feels even better! My motivation to pull everything together so that I can get back out there to all my practices.  At least I know I’m working hard training on my own to make sure I don’t fall behind.

This has been a scattered post full of my feelings about this week.  I’ve pretty much spent this past week in depression.  Trying hard to pull myself out of this deep, dark hole and I just keep falling back in.  To think that I had spent so many years working hard to stay positive and being trapped in something that has eventually made me so negative that I’m cracking under its heaviness made me realize that change has to happen really soon! I never back out when I have hard times but sometimes, maybe its better to know when to stop a bad thing and find something that attributes more positive.  As I work towards climbing back out, I know that I’m ready to build up my future stronger and find a better path! How I live my life is my choice and I want to have it with more smiles and positivity!

I mean, who likes to hang around with a depressed grouch (or a crying mess), right? I’m not going to let anything do that to me, I promise! I’m climbing out slowly…just give me some time.

Just curious (to those who have followed me a bit or a while): What would you think I’d be good at? Maybe your objective mind will give me something I haven’t thought of 🙂

30km bike ride here I come!  Have a fantastic weekend!!!!

Tomorrow, I’ll have a special Father’s Day post! 🙂 If you’re not too busy celebrating with your loved ones, drop by and check it out!

Versatile, Very Inspiring and Liebster!

Oh goodness! How did I let this happen? Somehow over the course of almost a month, I piled up 3 awards and haven’t answered them.

I’m sorry to the 3 bloggers who nominated me.  Its been a bit hectic over here and I wouldn’t want you to think that I’m slacking off or whatnot.  I’ve just been tired and trying to catch up and just getting back in my groove.  Thinking about these awards made me quite happy actually.  I have a lot of stuff planned for the blog and as much as its slowed down this week, my mind never stops for what comes up soon.

Lets start with the longest unanswered award from Mike@ Mikes Film Talk who awarded me with the Versatile Blogger Award! I love getting this award (fourth time now) and accepting it (even though its really late) because I admit that my blog is versatile and covers so many different subjects.  Thanks so so so (times a million) much for this award.  I know I’m really late (like 3 weeks or something).  I really appreciate it! Its means so much to me!

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This award comes with rules like all of them:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award.

2. Include a link to their blog.

3. Name the bloggers to whom you would like to pass the award and send them a link to tell them you’ve selected them.

4. Finally, tell the person who nominated you seven things about yourself.

I’ll get to the nominees and sharing my facts later…I want to thank everyone first 🙂

Second award I received about 10 days or so ago was from Joe @ Joe’s Musings for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Now talk about being speechless with this.  Needing a few weeks to just digest it.  Moi? Inspiring? VERY inspiring? I don’t even think thats possible but at least Joe thinks so enough to pass this on to me. 🙂 Thanks to Joe so extremely much and I ask him to excuse my tardiness with accepting this.  He is the extremely inspiring one here.  Always writing the best pieces and sharing his fiction and creativity.  You have to check his blog out if you haven’t already.

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The rules for this one is as follows:

1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. State 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

Nominations and facts coming up in the end and now for the 3rd award, which I received earlier this week!

This most recent one is from Natasha @ Film and Things for Liebster Award. She is totally awesome and I thank her a whole bunch for this awesome award.  Also, you might want to know that she’s going to start filming her own short movie soon called Once Bitten, Twice Shy.  Just to mention that Mike@ Mike’s Film Talk will be part of the cast in that 🙂 Exciting stuff, right? Plus, she also just started a 30 day challenge where she’ll answer 30 questions each day regarding movies.  You know what’s even cooler than that? She covered the Udine Far East Film Festival with other members (I think that were part of her university) and had the chance to interview some awesome directors!

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The rules are to give 11 facts about you, answer 11 questions then nominate 11 people! Simple enough, right?

Lets answer these questions first!

1. What musical artist are you listening to these days?

Sara Bareilles, Jon McLaughlin, Boyce Avenue, Green River Ordinance, Taylor Swift, Straight No Chaser

2. If you could be any animal, what would you be? Why?

Tiger! Its my calling 🙂

3. What do you say when your (or someone else’s) kid asks you why the sky is blue?

I don’t communicate with children very well…so I’d probably nudge my boyfriend and ask him the same question for him to answer…

4. Favorite Food?

Gingerbread cookies

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5. If $$ were no object, where would you travel on your next vacation?

Santorini/Bora Bora/Maldives

6. How do you like your eggs?

Steamed!

7. Favorite Reality TV Show?

Property Brothers/Chopped/Kitchen Nightmares

8. What was your very first job?

Packaging clothes

9. What book is on your nightstand right now?

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass…although the book I’m reading is in my bag instead

10. What’s your guilty pleasure?

Gossip Girl, 90210, OC…teenage drama so that I can be happy that I’m not rich and not create my own drama 😉

OH and Magic Mike/True Blood..for shirtless hot men

11. At what age is your earliest memory?

Probably age 4 at Japan Disney on the Snow White ride because it freaked me out!!!

So, did you learn a bit more about me? Or was it just all  expected? There’s more though, with all the facts added up for the 3 awards, I’m due to give you 25 facts (which I have no idea what to write)…so here it goes!

1) I’m putting together my friend’s wedding video and I have no idea what music to use…decisions decisions (Any ideas?)

2) I’m excited to go tomorrow to my first ever bachelorette party in honor of my friend’s wedding on Sunday

3) I’m really happy that the weather is getting warm again

4) I can’t believe its also season finales for shows…I still have so much to catch up with.

5) Many people say that I look mixed.  I think it was more when I was a baby.

Baby Kim...ignore the timestamp..

Baby Kim…ignore the timestamp..

6) I need my brain to become more efficient so that I can memorize all my pieces for my piano exam which I want to take this coming winter.

7) I am on a constant search for nice flowy dresses for whatever season!

8) Once the weather gets hot, I always want to go to the beach..even if I never really go that often.

9) I love listening to Chinese music from the 1970s up to 90s (maybe even before that).  After that, it kind of goes down the drain. Two different eras with different style of music showed below 🙂

And I have to insert one with my favorite band Beyond, who disbanded a good while ago..but they are total awesomeness!

10) Yesterday I started watching this ridiculous movie called Killer Klowns from Outer Space

11) I still owe everyone the review of the 4th Die Hard and I feel bad about not having done it but the boyfriend hasn’t been in the mood to finish it…so I’ll probably watch it soon by myself to write it up this week.

12)  I don’t really like planning out my days because when I do, something else always happens to get in the way

13) I’m trying to do another piano cover but I haven’t quite decided what song.

14) I can’t constantly write movie reviews.  Its really hard to do it every day sometimes. I praise those who own pure movie blogs because you are all amazingly awesome

15) I’m learning about the power of being an introvert right now.

16) I love hiking, walking, biking and working out. Pretty much anything active, especially tree adventures 🙂

17) My first console is the Nintendo DS Lite and it makes it so much better because I earned my own money to get it.

18) I have an addiction to Tetris and Bejeweled.  Don`t let them near me because I won’t/can’t stop

19) On PS3, I can only play Move games or Little Big Planet.  Anything else gets too complex.  Or maybe racing games as well 🙂

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20) If you haven’t followed me for very long, I LOVE Dr. Seuss.  I can read the stories all the time out loud to myself and it’ll make me feel super happy!

21) I collect Disney plushes.  I buy one or two to every new Disney store that I visit.

Bambi

Bambi

22) I’m slightly height challenged at 5 feet 3 inches tall.

23) My goal this summer is to revamp my backyard and learn how to garden so that it’ll look like before my dad passed away.

24) I’m taking a break from dragonboat this year and dropped to part-time so that I can finish up all the exams that I’ve dragged out for too long

25) I’m thinking right now that I’ve bored you all with too much information about me and I’m happy this is the last point 🙂 I’m not one to talk too much about myself

Now we’re at one of the most important part of this post: THE NOMINATIONS! I really don’t want to choose so you know what, you choose which one you want! I choose YOU! Yes, YOU!

If you home several different subjects on your blog, then you get the versatile blogger award.  If you write inspiring quotes and aim to be positive and inspire others in any way, then Very Inspiring you are! If you are a young blog with not too many followers or just recently started up for a few months or a year or what not, feel free to take the Liebster award! I’m giving it to anyone of you who drops by this blog, has liked or commented or follows my blog.  If you just happen to drop by, then its fate or destiny or whatever you call it that has lead you here! So feel free to take it 🙂 Just remember to link back and follow the rules! You know you all deserve it!!!

A GIGANTIC THANKS TO MIKE, JOE AND NATASHA! Remember to check out their blogs because they are super awesome!!

Thank you to all of you for sticking around till now! I tried to make it as entertaining as possible 🙂