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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

10,000 views

I'm about to hit 10k for all time. Hahaha. I figure, not a lot of people read what I write, but considering the fact that I went to school for writing, if I'm not writing for a job I should at least be keeping this blog updated.

However, there's way too much that I haven't kept you readers up to date with so let's just start with what's on now. Um, I now hang out with 3 gay guys who have become mine and Ashleigh's best summer buds (and hopefully buds for much longer than that). I bought Warby Parkers which are like TOMS but for glasses. I hadn't checked my prescription for more than two years prior to this so you can imagine my surprise when the female optometrist I went to told me that my "power" had gone down by about 1.00 in my left eye. Which is amazing. I also found out that your power can decrease by just the simple fact that your eyes continue to "grow" up until your late 20's. Which means that if you intend to get laser eye surgery, you should probably do it much later than the supposed age of 21. Fascinating, fascinating stuff.

I think this is Bensen, in Whiskey Tortoise. Has an aviator sort of flair - of very sturdy quality.

My career life is in limbo, at the moment. Sometimes I wonder what my degree and experience so far in the US can get me at home. I worry it might be too little, even though I hope it's enough. Fat chance though, thinking about how competitive people in KL are, especially those who want to succeed.

I've never taken a picture of my diploma before, but this is how it looks like.
I am also going to start saying that I majored in Humanities instead of Creative Writing so I don't get "the look".

Um, I'd been going to parties, meeting new people. It's fun, I assume that's what my college life should have consisted of but I was really way more concerned about finishing school than I was about humans and human interactions. I haven't decided if I really like it though.

I've been trying to read. I bought "The Pindar Diamond" by Katie Hickman, "The Cypress House" by Michael Koryta, "Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac" by Gabrielle Zevin, and "Micro" by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston. If you don't know any of those books, that's okay, I've never heard of them either. For all I know they could be extremely popular, but I tend to shy away from popular books, which include half of Harry Potter, all of the Hunger Games, most of the Chronicles of Narnia, and more. It's not a big deal, I just like weird books. Like the ones that get cast aside and forgotten while all the popular ones get turned into movies that I won't watch on my own volition.

These were also $1 each. If you're in Lubbock and want one, or all of these, let me know.

Other than that, there's nothing much going on. I'm in a state of disarray preparing for events to come and hopefully I will get to share that with you as well when the time comes.

xo

Thursday, July 17, 2014

I don't know

You think you really know somebody, but as it turns out you're not God. You don't know what they're doing 24/7. And I think it just really sucks to be lied to when you thought a person was being honest.

I've lied. I don't think I'm an unusually exceptional liar because I'm sure there are things I do that give me away. I can't believe I answered the questionnaire and said that I don't think people should be easily trusted and yet that is exactly what I do in real life. It's very unfortunate for me.

So have your laughs. I believed you. Can we stop playing this game now? I'm really sick of it. I just want somebody to be honest with me. No jokes. No motives.

I really miss my girlfriends.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Breaking up

I love my sweet blog and I've had a long run with it but I don't currently have a digital camera so it's extremely difficult for me to upload great pictures here, especially when all my pictures are taken by my iPod. Yeah, I know I'm behind on technology but I've never kept up with the Joneses.

So I'm thinking of closing this down.

It's really sad because I love to write. Writing is everything I've wanted to do and people twist and turn it into something that's wholly un-enjoyable for me. Nowadays nobody reads. Nobody even wants to pick up a book. Everything is digital. Everybody wants pictures and short captions instead of lengthy articles. Sure, there's that one article or two that you read because it has a misguided title like "Why This Pastor Is Getting A Divorce Next Year" but he means "with his phone". I hate stuff like that. Why can't titles of things just be straightforward and to-the-point?

I really want to continue blogging, but blogger is just old. There's no way I can upload my pictures straight from my iPod and it's too much of a hassle for me to plug it in and download the photos. Plus pictures look different when it's on a tiny screen as opposed to the computer.

So I'm either moving to tumblr, dayre, or something else that I hope Apple comes up with in the near future that becomes a huge hit (people need to make reading a trend again, thank you Oyster for contributing).

Until then, Dinnish and I started a tumblr for ourselves. And for other people. It's actually really difficult putting yourself out there especially when you're a mostly private person pertaining to your relationships. We're not sure of the direction yet, because we're really busy so we haven't gotten to talk fully about this tumblog we're running. However, we have a few posts on it already and some really good feedback so far.


Here is a large image of what it looks like for now. If that makes you wanna go over, just click here: http://theninoninathings.tumblr.com. We're taking questions for anything at the moment, so give us your worst. Haha. No, don't do that. I'd hate to turn away a question.

xoxo

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Just shut up

I think there is something very sick about using social media to express grief. I understand the topic I'm dealing with is a very delicate one, especially when it concerns Malaysia Airlines' missing flight.

I've wanted so much not to talk about this, especially when I spend so much time online writing about my opinions. However, in light of Malaysia's official statement concerning MH370, I think it's a little safer now to assume that most of the ordeal is over. Of course, it would never just be "over" for everyone affected by this tragedy, but hopefully they've been granted some closure.

I just wanted to say first of all how I cannot possibly put into words what I feel for the immediate families and friends of those involved with the flight. If I were any of them, I would probably be one of those weeping hysterically and uncontrollably, unwillingly letting the press take photos of my "grief". That in itself is a whole other issue. I really think people should not be taking photos of people who are in pain unless it's for an important cause, not to gain attention for your stupid Facebook news page or retweets in the thousands, because I SEE people doing that.

I think it's disgusting and shameful that people would actually use a nation's grief just to get attention on the internet. It's sick. Even Malaysians are doing it. Seeing these things on the Internet doesn't even comfort me, so I can't imagine it comforting those who are directly affected. In fact, all these attention-seeking social media posts just make me want to throw up - not in the sarcastic, ugh-I'm-so-much-better-than-you way but more like it genuinely makes me feel sick to the stomach thinking about the people in my country who are grieving and having others USE their pain for news and popularity (I literally feel like I'm choking as I write this). It kind of makes me wonder if this is what other people feel when things that happen in their own country hits global news and everyone starts using it like they own that information. Like they know what's going on. And all we wanna say is just, "No. No, you have no clue what is happening with us so just shut up."

Look, I have read posts where people are genuinely expressing their grief/condolences. But these posts are VERY different from the millions of those with underlying intentions that are really saying, "Hey, have you heard about the flight from this lesser-known Asian country going totally missing? Gimme likes and some retweets coz I'm starving for attention and I'm only mentioning this event because it would get me that attention, not because I actually care about the pain these people are going through". It is this latter type of posts that just make me sick. I feel so, so bad for those who are affected. I didn't have a single person I knew on that plane, and I still feel horrible. It's my country. It's my people. And I feel even worse when I see the rest of the world either using this event to generate popularity or making fun of the way Malaysia is handling this issue. Hey, cut us some slack. You don't know us. And it's not everyday that we have to deal with an entire plane just vanishing. If you do your research instead of just blindly believing what these attention-seeking news groups are saying, you'll know that both the Boeing and Malaysian Airlines have had great statistics for functioning pretty well. Maybe there's some conspiracy behind it. Maybe not. Bottom line is, the people who are already grieving shouldn't be given even more trash to deal with, like hiding from the paparazzi, being locked away in terminals/hotels, or being denied updated information. I want to believe that those in charge did the best they could in helping those in pain. I want to believe that Malaysians aren't as heartless as they seem, and that we weren't looking for opportunities for our government instead of caring for our own people. My heart truly aches with those who are aching, and my words fall short of expressing any condolences that may even come close to comforting them.

Malaysia is a country of varying religions and races. We don't always get along, we don't always unite together as a single people, and we don't always believe in the same things. But I know we're a country of faith, and hopefully that's enough for us to get by. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Making it up

I don't know if any of you are familiar with the things my sister and I do, but you might have figured out by now that we're really into making things. Well, let's just say we can get pretty creative. We're not the best, but I know that we actually like doing it. Our biggest feat in college was updating a coffee table and a TV stand to match (both of which our friends have now pawned off of us). But I wanted to show you my latest creation because I'm actually making it Etsy legit! Yes, I think it becomes legitimate just because I put it on Etsy.


For those of you who have things listed on Etsy, you know that it's a commitment. And for those of you who have only bought off of Etsy, PLEASE give me a chance. Here's what I've got:

A custom bracelet with a streamlined herringbone design, made with colored suede leather and finished with gold or silver hex nuts.

I'm selling them for $12.99 each, but unless you can walk right up to me and have me hand them over to you, shipping to anywhere in the US will be $5.00. I know you may be thinking like, what? A bracelet for 17 bucks? Which is why I really couldn't help myself and wrote a lengthy explanation of why they cost that much, if you are interested, after the jump.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Shhhh...

If you're wondering how I'm coming up with so many things to write about, it is because 1. I don't currently have a job, 2. I have TWENTY-THREE drafts of posts. Yes, I think in "blog".

Considering the latest buzz about what guys want in women and what women should be looking for in men, I thought I'd make a little (harmless) list of what turns me on in a guy. Click "read more" at the bottom left of this post to find out.

Exhibit A. This is just a picture, calm down.