Tuesday, March 10, 2009

It's been a while...

It's been so long since I last posted, and a lot has changed since I've moved to London... First of all, I'm not as happy as I thought I would be. I thought being near my boyfriend would make me happy, but it's not the same. I feel like living in London has made me lose the grip of who I am, since I've moved away from home. I just haven't made as many friends as I thought I would have, and the close friend I have made are moving away! They're all moving home.

I feel as though it is my fault, like I didn't try hard enough to put myself out there, make more friends, be more social... but after a couple of racist incidents, it really got me down, like people here made me feel ashamed of my ancestry.

What was nice through was that my boyfriend was there for me, even when I felt like giving up, and he's been helping me emotionally, even financially.

I really feel like moving back to LA, just to live life there. I really miss California, and all the friends I've grown to love.

So much to think about.

One of my favorite movies of all time:

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Let's Touch Down in London Town

On my 21st birthdaaay!

It's been a really long time since I posted in here!

So, I've made the big move to London. My room is lovely; it's a little bit 'lived in' now, so it's so much more comfortable. I can a clear view of the London eye from my room which is amazing! It's so beautifully lit up at night.

Life in London is amazing. So far I've had lots of fun exploring London and meeting new people. I can't even explain how it feels that I'm living in LONDON! I definitely am going to make the most of the 3 years I have here. So far I've already managed one celebrity citing (Pixie Geldof) at the Oxford Circus branch of TopShop.

I'm not much for words right now but I willd definitely be updating very, very soon, and hopefully more often.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Change of Plans

Crazy Bangkok rain..

Wow, wow, wow.

It's been such a hectic few week. Lots of changes have been happening. Actually, no, I'm wrong. There's only been one huge change. The big news is, I'm not going to the London College of Fashion anymore, and I'm not going to pursue any Fashion Journalism degree. After much deliberation and talking with my parents, it seems that Fashion Journalism would be a dead end career. I convinced myself I was eventually going to like it. I don't think I am passionate about Journalism enough to really pursue a career in it and follow through it. Therefore, I've come to terms that LCF isn't going to happen anymore.

However, I am still going to school in London though. Whilst I applied to LCF, I also applied to the London College of Communication for a BA in Marketing and Advertising. I already have a background in Marketing from FIDM, so it just seems like the next logical step. So this week it's been all about getting my documents together for my student visa, withdrawing myself from LCF and officially accepting the offer from LCC. The British Visa Application happens to 16 pages long... blah.

I also had to do a do a Tuberculosis test to ensure I wasn't bringing the disease to the UK. But I mean, I don't think I would be running around making student visas if I were sick? And then I had to go do an X-ray at another location, and return the scans before 3 PM on the same day. Then I rushed to the Visa Application Center and handed in my application before it they shut down at 3 PM, and I barely made it. Thank god I did because I can't imagine running around like that all over again.

But then it's a matter of whether the British Embassy will grant me the Visa or not... *Sigh*

Even though I withdrew myself from LCF, I got their Welcome Pack this week and even though I'm not doing that course anymore, I'm still really excited about moving to London. I think it's going to be an amazing experience. I'm actually almost excited for cold weather. I mean, living in Bangkok and then Los Angeles, I've never really experienced the seasons changing. So, I hope I'll appreciate the weather. I've already bought an awesome leather jacket and a few scarves and gloves!

I'm leaving for London in 3 weeks. I can't wait!!!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Just Another Day

What I'm wearing today:
  • Dress from Soda
  • Shoes from LA fashion district
  • Bag from Landmee
I've been going a bit insane in terms of acessories lately. A lot of the times now I'm more interested in how I accessorize my outfits than what I'm actually wearing. So a few weeks ago when I went to Suan Lum Night Bazaar for a little harmless shopping, I really do mean harmless. I bought a adorable bunny ring for just 120 baht, the equivalent of a little over US$3. Here's a pic:

In love, basically.

I also purchased a lovely pair of heart shaped glasses. These will be my third pair. I actually came across the old pair I used to have when I was 6 or 7.

I can't get enough of these. So cute.

It's getting closer and closer to the time I have to depart from Bangkok to London. I still haven't paid the school fees, received the admissions package or gotten a student visa. I'm freaking out. I have one month do to everything. I just can't seem to pull myself together. Argh.

Let's end with Kate Moss shall we?


Monday, August 4, 2008

Bangkok: Rants & Raves

Random cop in Thailand advertising McDonalds.

Most of you will know that Bangkok as the capital of Thailand. For Thai people, it's Krung Thep. However, if you want the full name of Bangkok, it's Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit. Yes, there's even a song (which I had to learn when I was 12) to sing the entire Thai name of Bangkok. Did I ever learn it? No. What's it's relevance to this post? Well, here goes.

Bangkok is my home, I know that for sure. I grew up here, and it was a wonderful 18 years of my life. But before I moved away for college, Bangkok was all I knew.

But after two years of living away from Bangkok, I've put my opinions into perspective.

  • Shopping is cheap as hell
  • It's always Summer in Bangkok (well, the rest of Thailand too)
  • People are very friendly here
  • Dining is amazing here
  • Nightlife is a lot of fun
  • You will be able to find food at 4 AM no problem
  • Random strangers will tell you you're fat with a straight face (been a victim of that many, many times)
  • You won't find shoes that find over size US 8 unless you're really lucky
  • Large clothing sizes are a rarity
  • Can't travel anywhere without traffic
Why did I have the sudden urge to place a review on Bangkok? It's because I'm not stick thin and my feet are relatively large and it just seems like shopping here isn't so great as I once thought it was. I guess I was used to living in LA and being accustomed to stores having my size and finding shoes easily. But then at the same token there are many wonderful things about Bangkok. Such as the food, weather, people and of course being at home, with my family and loving the familiarity of things.

Totally random off topic, just checking out Oh No They Didn't blog and they posted pics of Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt's new babies... but all I could see was how cutie Shiloh is:

Gosh, Shiloh is just too cute. I bet she must be so spoilt. I mean, how do you say no to a face like that?

Kim Kardashian's make up at the Teen Choice Awards 2008 was perfect, she even dressed very demurely (well, in comparison to her usual form fitting outfits) and she looked beautiful:

Recent Outfit:
  • Dad's Shirt
  • AA Leggings
  • TopShop sandals
  • Landmee Clutch
Miss you :(

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Unintentional Hiatus


It's been a very long time since I last posted on here, far, far too long. Ever since being back in Bangkok, things have been a bit of a mess. First of all, a family member has been recently diagnosed with Liver Cancer, and so that has been very traumatizing and stressful. It was a complete shock to everyone because it came so unexpectedly, and symptoms didn't show until very recently. After several trips to the doctor, we received news that they are able to operate the tumors and we were ecstatic.

In other news, my Dad has recently come to the conclusion that he completely does not support my design to pursue a degree in Fashion Journalism in London. He hates the idea that I'm not studying in the US anymore, and that Fashion Journalism is useless. He yells at me every time he hears me talk about how excited I am about going. He thinks it's too expensive just because it's the United Kingdom and would prefer me staying in the US, and that I have to start thinking about his retirement money as well. I mean I am willing to talk with him but every time we do we end up having a very heated argument that leads to nowhere. I'm already nervous about moving to London since it is an expensive city, I'm aware of that, but going to LCF was part of my plan after FIDM and he pretends he wasn't aware of it, but I've told him many, many times. I wish he would understand that I'm scared too. Moving to a new place, with new people, culture, environment. On the other hand my mom supports me entirely, which I really appreciate.

Aside from all the issues, I've been meeting up with high school friends which has been really lovely. I just got back from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as well. I really love that city.

His new T-Shirt... says it all really. ;)

Going for the Androgynous look at the airport (ignore the horrible face)

Super cute dress I bought in Malaysia!

So I hope all is well for everyone this Summer. I can't believe how fast the time is flying.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I promise I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. Things have been crazy lately. A new update soon!