Monday, September 24, 2012

「月」A little sick

It’s regrettable, but I’m a little sick. I caught a cold. sickness travels really easily in the close proximity of dorm living. I have a stuffy nose and sometimes a cough, but overall I just feel gross. I’ve been drinking lots of vitamin supplements, so hopefully I’ll be able to get over this quickly.

The worst thing though is that I’m going crazy in my classes. My biggest lecture was so cold today I was fidgeting everywhere. As soon as class ended I got a sweatshirt from my room, ate too much for lunch and had a terrible nap until I wasn’t cold anymore. At least I’m feeling better than that now. I ate a cinnamon roll. It was yummy, but would have been better if I was patient and heated it up in the microwave in my room.


In other news, today was some event for Arnold Schwarzenegger. They set up huge tents on the lawn outside my window on Sunday morning, which made it quite hard to sleep. Then today they had a big reception and party. My friend told me that she walked past the ex governor but she didn’t take a picture!



My roommate’s family sent her a package and in it they included a little USC bear for me. I’m really happy and I think it was so sweet of them to think of me.


I’m definitely going to try to go to bed early today and beat this cold!

「土」Beat the Bears!

Lots of stuff has been happening these days, but I’ll just post about last saturday for now.
I joined the Nikkei club which is the Japanese American club on campus. I’m super excited to get to know everyone. I went to the pizza social party and it was pretty fun. I was the only freshman there at the beginning, so everyone was super nice to me. I’ve only met the eboard members so far, and very few of the other freshmen, but I hope we’ll become better friends.
The party was on Friday night. Then on Saturday was the USC vs Berkley football game. I went with the Nikkei club again. It was a little awkward, but I want to keep hanging out with the club until we are super friends. haha
It was ridiculously hot at the game. I felt like I was getting heat stroke before the game even started! The band is always fun to watch, and this time they had an awesome dance break in their performance of Usher’s “Scream”.
They covered us with a banner at the beginning of the game. I don’t know what it said, but it provided some much appreciated shade.
and we won the game 27 to 9! yayy!! The school is a total mess after the tailgating and it’s a little sad. They always put beer cans on  the statue in the middle of the fountain though, and I think it’s funny. drink up yoho!
I stayed up late “Celebrating” with my friends, but actually we just ate some ramen at midnight and chilled. First time eating top ramen beef flavor. yummy but not as good as sapporo brand.
My friend had Shin Ramyun. I like my color pencil ohashi.

Sunday, September 16, 2012


I’m trying out using Windows Live Writer to write my blog post for the first time. If this works, then it’ll be so much more convenient to write my blog posts!


My Batman posters came in the mail this week and I’m so happy! I put two of them up so far, but I need to collect some more materials before I can stick the other ones on the walls. IMG_2079

It was someone on my floor’s birthday this week, so her mother came and decorated her door, and also gave us all cupcakes! The frosting was so bright pink that it stained everything. The couches and the carpet in the lounge area now have pink smears on them.

Right now I’m studying in the library and writing my essay which is about the Twilight movie.

I had sleepovers with my friend Ani twice this weekend. The circumstances weren’t that great, but I’m really glad that we were able to get closer.

I also decided to get back into the crocheting habit. I planned out two different color patterns for the same blanket, and I think I’ve decided which one to make, but I definitely won’t have enough yarn for the whole thing, so I’ll have to find a yarn or fabric store here in LA. I could also order some online, but I hate to waste money on shipping. Since I haven’t decided how to join the squares yet. I won’t show my pattern. However, it’s based on this blanket that I think is wonderful.

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I was just playing around with granny squares today. I really miss crocheting. It’s very relaxing. But I have to have some self control! I need to finish my homework before I can let loose and crochet to my heart’s content! Even if I finish my homework, though, I still have plenty of studying to do!


Well, we’ll see how this posting from writer works!

Thursday, September 13, 2012


I've been really bad about updating my blog. ridiculously bad. Here's a picture dump
There was a random guy in the dining hall one day that was wearing a yukata.

The resident stray cat, nicknamed EVKitty. (The dining hall where it hangs out is called EVK)

Late night instagramming of the fountain and the traveler statue!

Went to the cafe by my dorm, LiteraTea, for a meeting with my teacher about my essay. We ended up talking for half an hour and took over another student's meeting time. oops!

Most expensive lunch ever! But the Pad Thai was yummy.

Korean BBQ place on Hollywood Blvd. Ay-Do-No. very hip place. I didn't get a regular sized business card, though and I'm pretty sad about that.

My cousins took me to the restaurant. It was really good to see them. Hopefully we'll meet again soon.

Side dishes

Starting to cook the meat!

Cream puffs for dessert!

Fried oreos and cream puffs. My cousins knew the owner of the restaurant, so he was really nice to us and came to talk to us at the restaurant. He even personally made our desserts!

They had an infinity bar that you look into. It just keeps going! Finally a good opportunity to use the Kelvin filter on Instagram!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

「金」College Life

I'm having a fun time at college! I have lots of friends now and it's pretty comfortable living here. I'd say the only bad thing is that it's so hot everyday. but you can't really change that. I had my first computer science lab yesterday finally. I love programming. It's super nerdy but so fun. we use the UNIX operating system and it's a very different experience but fun.
my class is very close to my friend's dorm so I ate lunch with her before going to class.
I found this funny sign in the bathroom of the dining hall.

I'm so glad that my friends live down the hall or a few floors away from me. :)
I like drinking ice coffee in the dining hall. wakes me up.

I have a lot of homework and studying I should be doing. My quality of blogging has gone so far down lol. ohwell!!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

「木」College Life

I haven't updated at all!!! It's okay I'll try to get into the habit again. I have so much homework these days, but I study with my friends and it's not so bad. I just have to actually do some work. :/
I ate with Christine and some other people for lunch and we got some crepes at the crepe truck! They were very nice but the crepe was pretty expensive. $7! It was an experience.