Jul 17, 2013

Summertime and General Updates

Although I said in my last post that I haven't been too busy, that doesn't mean I have been a total lazy blob! I had applied for work after Fanime (even though I should have sent out apps before I moved back home...) and unfortunately, I had never heard anything from either business. So instead of having a solid schedule, I am spending my summer going on solo-trips, trying new hobbies, and learning to drive (late, I know, but I actually need the knowledge this year).

Here's evidence of what I've been doing~
This was technically taken before I even finished the semester, but 2013 is definitely year of the idols! The week before I moved back home, my boyfriend and I went to San Francisco to see B.A.P. They are very talented, but I felt a bit robbed because the stage limited some of their intense choreography. Regardless, I'm glad that I have started to take more chances after graduating high school and have allowed myself to experience so many things.
As soon as I moved back home, my little sister went to her Junior Prom~ She looked amazing with Madi (an amateur model and complete nut), while I awkwardly took pictures of baby giants in pretty dresses.
My sister developed a summer bucket list because, according to her, she didn't do anything last summer other than Skype me almost every day while I was in Japan. We went on a sister bonding day to the zoo, and felt a little out of place because I guess 17 and 19-year-olds don't go to these places unless they're toting a toddler around with them. Oops
Shortly after, one of our dogs had gone missing for a week! As we put up posters, we found this kitten in a bush on a fence. We sent out letters asking if someone had lost their cat, but we never heard back from anyone, so we ended up with RYE, the very small ball of energy that wreaks havoc in our house.
Went to a karaoke party in SF the day before the NorCal picnic, but to kill time beforehand, the boyfriend and I ate a bunch of mochi donuts and went around Golden Gate Park~
In my last post, I mentioned forcing myself into some new hobbies. And because I have a terrible history with nail polish (I do so much with my hands that it never lasts), I came to the conclusion that I needed to love my fingers more and decorate them on a regular basis. I started out with a set of false nails, which I think I'll save for crazier patterns, and I've had good luck so far! I'm currently sporting the dripping nails.
To continue the theme of "Idol-viewing 2013", I jumped on the chance to see TVXQ in LA for their US-portion of their global tour "Catch Me". I took Megabus for the first time on the 4th of July to Los Angeles, and stayed two nights with a friend from university~ Changmin and Yunho put on a flawless performance, I was surprised that I only teared up a little bit.

Tumblr was angry that some fans got a bit grabby with them, but I think it's a given reaction to seeing someone famous, and there wasn't very much security to prevent these things from happening. Regardless of your take on the situation, I was in the middle of my row, so I just had to bear with my seat and snag some creepy shots. These men are perfect, can't handle it. After the show, my friend and I were taking some celebratory post-concert photos with my TVXQ towel, and a small group of people had asked us how we knew about the group, concert, etc. Somehow, this conversation turned into a small Japanese interview and ended with a short photo-session.

I will be in Santa Barbara next week (hopefully keeping myself untanned), and then off to SF for Jpop Summit! I'll be sure to take lots of pictures so I have a reason to blog more. I will be posting my upcoming cosplay list soon, too. What have you all been up to?

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