Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Ironic


It's a traffic jam when you're already late
It's a no-smoking sign on your cigarette break
It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife
It's meeting the man of my dreams
And then meeting his beautiful wife
And isn't it ironic, don't you think?
A little too ironic, and yeah I really do think..


Do you guys remember that song? Sung by Alanis Morissette in 1999. I remember hearing it on the car radio all the time.

Well, I finally went to get my car washed yesterday. Although I have washed it in my driveway a couple times, I never actually went and got it washed. And if you've seen it lately, you know it's bloody filthy. So I finally went yesterday. And what happened while I was there? It started to sprinkle. And what happened when they started to dry off the car? It started to rain. And what happened later on that day? It started to rain.. hard.

Ironic? I think so!

In other news, I would like to apologize to everyone who's been trying to get in contact with me for being so inaccessible. When I'm at home, I usually go into hermit state, but I might have been a bit extreme this break. I have been going on this crazy I'm going to organise all the crap I've ever owned spree and it's been taking up most of my time. My room looked like a tornado and hurricane made love in it, and apparently raises my mum's blood pressure every time she looks at it. Yes, it was that bad. Now it's a bit better, but still has a long ways to go. But I don't feel like dealing with it anymore XP

Tonight I'll be hanging out at my pastor's house watching The Devil Wears Prada. Then I will pick up Christina and head back to UCLA, for tomorrow we'll take Natasha and go to SIX FLAGS MAGIC MOUNTAIN! Yay! And then hopefully on Friday I can get an appointment with Honours Counseling (if they're open). And after working for my mum a bit, off to CMC I go to have a fun sleepover with Joycie! Yay! *^^*

EDIT {3/29 2:36PM} Nevermind. Christina stood me up for another woman, and Tasha had a driving lesson she couldn't miss, so Magic Mountain was nixed. So I instead went out to a yummy lunch with Crystal! And I was going to spend the rest of the day working and then go to UCLA at night, but that plan is also nixed. Why? Because I just called the Honours counselors to make sure they would be open tomorrow, and it turns out that they won't. Why? Because apparently it's Cesar Chavez holiday! Argh! And the only available appointment today is 3 PM. I am not going to be able to make it to UCLA in less than half an hour, especially since traffic probably already started. Grrrrr. The world hates me. So I will instead spend the rest of the day trying to organise my room and then spend all of tomorrow, until dinner time, working. Then off to CMC I go! And hopefully later Crystal will join Joycie and me. ^^

Monday, March 19, 2007

I Would Walk 500 Miles

But I would walk 500 miles
And I would walk 500 more
To be the man who walked 1,000 miles
To fall down at your door


Do you guys know that song? It was in Benny & Joon, and it was quite a catchy song. Now I didn't walk 500 miles this weekend, although Christina and I did walk a lot, but I did drive over 400 miles. Yes, from Thursday afternoon to Monday afternoon, I managed to drive over 400 miles in my little Corolla.

This weekend was quite an adventure. Here is a day-by-day summary of what happened.

Thursday: After taking my Korean final in the morning and spending the rest of the day packing and organising and doing who knows what else, I drove over to LAX to pick up Christina Johnson, my roomie at Yonsei this past summer, who flew down from Seattle. We drove over to The Stinking Rose, where we ate a yummilicious dinner with Ariana, and then I drove us back to Arcadia.

Friday: We headed over to The Getty Museum in the morning, because Christina loves museums, and had a great time there. Although I was quite sad because my camera wouldn't turn on. So I'm going to go back with Gardy someday. Afterwards, ate lunch at La Huasteca, a Mexican restaurant on Fair Oaks that Joycie had found online. I do not recommend it. The service was slow, the food was expensive, and--most importantly--it did not taste good. Afterwards we headed over to Paseo Pasadena. We discovered a store called Jaloux, which I am now a fan of, and I even bought a cute summer dress there! *^^* We then headed to Westfield Santa Anita, which was also quite fun. There is a new computer supplies store called CompMEDIA and I absolutely love it! I really do. And then afterwards we headed home for some good Korean soondubu.

Saturday: Drove to Koreatown. Showed Christina Koreatown Galleria and then Koreatown Plaza. Went to Music Plaza at Koreatown Plaza and finally bought Brian's "The Brian" and Se7en's "Se7olution". Yay! We then headed over to The Corner Place for a delish lunch. Then we went to Brian Hong's apartment for his St. Patty's Party! Although I have to admit that at first it wasn't the most happening party, it later became a hilarious unforgettable event. We played Guitar Hero II on the PS2, and we also played on the Wii. It was my first time playing the Wii, and I have officially fallen in love with it! We played Wario's Smooth Moves, and it was so fun! We did all the multi-player games, which were quite fun. And then later on a single player game got turned into a multi-player game, and that was just absolutely hilarious to watch. Great times were had.

Sunday: Drove to church in the morning, but from school. That was a first, and so I ended up making a mistake and getting to church about 20 minutes late. After church we met up with Christina's friend Mike, who drove up from SD to see her, and we headed down to UCI to meet up with Lara for lunch! We went to Red Robin, and had quite a delicious lunch. After that I speeded back to church to drop Christina and Mike off and quickly went to my pastor's house to meet up with Judy & co. to head down to Vineyard Anaheim (4:36PM). It was amazing. After that I again speeded back to meet back up with Christina and Mike (10ish). Mike then left, and Christina and I went to Pinkberry. She also agrees that while Pinkberry is good, it cannot compare to Red Mango. We came back to the apartment, watched some stuff on the computer, and then went to bed.

Monday: Today I gave Christina a tour of UCLA and we went to Little Osaka. Ate lunch, made some purchases, and then headed over to LAX. It was quite a sad farewell. I miss you already Christina, and I can't wait until I see you again in the summer!

After I dropped Christina off, I went to pick Christina Chiang up and we went to the review session for our final this Wednesday. Not only am I entirely screwed for that final, seeing as I didn't read at all for it yet, I am also screwed for the honours section, since not only have I not started on the research paper for it, but I have yet to finish reading all the articles that I need to.

And I have a canker sore. Or, as Wikipedia likes to call it, an oral ulcer. Attractive name, yes?

Now that Christina has left, the gravity of my situation is starting to hit me and I am very, very, very stressed out. Kill me NOW.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Broke

I am broke. And I am an idiot.

So I had around $700 in my bank account, so I figured I was safe for rent, which is $517. And I paid it on time, after having learned my lesson the hard way from before. So I thought, okay, I'm good to go. I just need to get money for next month's rent.

And I finally got my last three paychecks deposited (thanks to my mommie). But she only has access to my savings account, and I finally remembered today that I should go transfer that money to my checking account.

And then I saw it. My account was overdrawn. What? Why? It turns out I had sent a check to Capital One for almost $300, and I had totally forgotten about it! So I was overdrawn by a little over $100. $127.09 to be exact. And this happened on the 6th. So my account has continually been in the negatives, so the bank has continually been fining me.

03/07: Overdraft Fee $23
03/09: Continuous OD Level 2 Charge $5
03/12: Continuous OD Level 2 Charge $5
03/13: Continuous OD Level 2 Charge $5

I knew I should have checked earlier! Thanks to my stupidity, I have lost $38 dollars. And to someone as broke as myself, that is a lot. This is depressing. And I have more bills to pay. Oh woe is me.

Monday, March 12, 2007

MSN

Finally got MSN, "Windows Live Messenger." The fob in me is now happy.

What would make me happier, however, is you guys getting MSN and adding me!

I'm not a fan of using two messenging programs, so I would like to use just MSN and not AIM.

So please add me on MSN (estherkimchi@hotmail.com) and we can talk on there! Yay! ^^

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Madness?! This is Sparta!

Just came back from watching the sneak peek of 300. That movie is so good that I feel compelled to blog about it even with my broken fingernail. As long as you like blood (fake of course, no people were killed in the filming of the movie) and lots of violence, this is a bloody fantastic film! I heart it *^^*

Gerard Butler was brilliant! as King Leonidas. Brilliant! I'm totally in love with him now. And the fact that he's Scottish only helps ^^ And the guy who plays the younger version of him, Tyler Max Neitzel, was really good. He looks a lot older and better with a shaved head. Lena Headey, the British actress who I didn't like so much in Imagine Me & You, totally redeemed herself in my eyes here as Queen Gorgo. And David Wenham, my beloved Faramir, finally showed me his totally sizzling body *swoon* The only person I wasn't a fan of was Rodrigo Santoro. The oh so cute Karl from Love Actually turned into a repulsive Xerxes, but I guess it works for the movie.

Although the movie may not be historically accurate, it is still amazing to watch. And when you know how much post-production work went into it, it's absolutely mind-boggling. I highly recommend this movie to everyone. But remember: go in with low expectations! Even the greatest films can be disappointing if you go in with too high expectations. So go in with low expectations. But watch the movie. It is amazing.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Manga Queen!

I got the TOKYOPOP internship! Yay!

So today I went to their office on Wilshire--very nice. All these manga posters, albeit they were all of manga I don't read. S'all gravy. Met with the head of marketing (Marco) and the head of sales (nice lady who's name I forgot O.O), and after talking for about half an hour, they said I got it! I think they realized that I'm obsessed with manga and might go on a killing spree if they rejected me :P Just kidding! I would never hurt anyone *angelic halo above head*

Anyway, that totally made my day! I'm so happy *squeals for joy* And guess what? I get free manga! Yay!

Speaking of free, they said that if I'm still working for them in the summer, they'll get me into ANIME EXPO for free! (Granted, I have to work the whole time, but that's fine with me~) So, if anyone wants my ticket, I'm selling!