Can’t sleep won’t sleep – 9/100

Time is 2:26am. New day. New blog post. I woke up around midnight. I knew immediately I would not be going back to sleep for a while. I still tried to fool myself by keeping my eyes closed and breathing long and slow. I eventually got up to pee. And somewhere along the way, I […]

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The low low – 2/100

My 10-year high school reunion happened last year in November. When I saw the Facebook invite several months earlier, I stopped a second. A flood of emotions and thoughts ran through me. Up until a couple years ago, high school was my least favorite time on Earth. I bookmarked it as some of my lowest […]

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Marathon thoughts

I know, I know – I’ve posted all over Snapchat and Instagram about this damn marathon week I just had. It was a good time for me, sort of like a vacation, hell, and productive period rolled into one. And today was the culmination – the big 26.2. Below are some highlights. Overheard while running: “Holy Jesus” […]

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Roses

“Put that thing away and smell the roses!” Referring to the phone in my hand, a man popped up out of nowhere and stepped into stride with me as I walked toward the office in downtown LA. I laughed and turned off the screen. I had been reading one of my favorite bloggers’ recent posts – it […]

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Quote of the day month year lifetime: “Do you, and do you well.” – Anjelah Johnson (aka Bon Qui Qui) That is all. And also the fact that she is not just a hilarious ghetto lady. She is a super legit woman of faith, substance, and talent. I was very very impressed by her stand-up […]

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Did you know?

Did you know that you need to get a background check to apply for a visa in Spain? Or at least students do. Crazy.

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Voice

I visited my high school in the morning today. I ran into my senior year English teacher. She squinted her eyes, leaned her head toward me. I laughed and we exchanged a few words. She said I looked familiar but when she heard my voice, she knew she had me in class before. I was confused, […]

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If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts. Albert Einstein No idea why, but I like this. It immediately struck me at first glance but I think I’ve yet to really understand what Mr. Einstein meant by this, especially since he’s pretty much the ultimate man of science. More on this later… maybe. […]

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Colbert

Came across an interesting article about a man I’ve heard much about but don’t really know: Stephen Colbert. Take a look if you have the chance. Very admirable, in my opinion. Anyway. Happy Wednesday!!! 2 more exams to go. 2 more. You can do it Grace.

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Finally

Yesterday was a very interesting day in the life of Grace J. Kim. Work has been interesting. Lots of things going on in my mind. That’s beside the point. Lifepoint’s Friday service was graced with the presence and message spoken by Pastor Sam Song from Hong Kong. He spoke about the difference between justification and sanctification. Here’s […]

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That Job

*Edit: “Job” is referring to the Job that is a chapter in the Bible, the one that lost everything haha. Not a job that you work at. I realized it’s easy to misunderstand. Found this chilling in my drafts. ___________________________________________________________________________ The Lord gives and the Lord takes away. Job And indeed, he has taken away. […]

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Blurbing

I have so many things on my mind I want to put down on screen and now, at 8:57pm today before studying for a midterm tomorrow, I have decided to break my boundaries and write about all of them in one entry. Haha. Here we go. – My mom received these from a male customer […]

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Meet My Insides

I am an ENTP. Well, it’s more like, I have ENTP traits. I feel like I’m meeting myself all over again. Lol. The personality breakdown is pretty spot on about certain things, and not so spot on about others haha. Which means, in the end, it means nothing. Hahaha. But it’s entertaining nevertheless and there […]

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Here

I am so not satisfied right now. I am so not okay with me right now. Haha. Happy Sunday.

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I Am Not Paying Attention In Class

I forgot which song on Power106, but in the midst of the raunchy lyrics and cheesy confessions, one line caught my ear: “I want you to want me.” I had to stop a second because it was probably one of the deepest lines I’d heard on the radio since… ever haha. It’s not “Take your […]

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Stars

In my Sunday LA Times horoscope: “Some of the people around you are more sensitive than you think they are. Be careful what you choose to laugh at.” Thought it was funny because I laugh at everyone and everything and probably annoy or hurt people along the way haha. Oh dear. Happy Sunday.

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Cavern

It’s been harder to write nowadays. I feel like before everything I learned and felt and experienced was easily put into words and expressed in one sitting. Right now, when I write, I feel like I’m trying to catch a color and pin it to a screen. It keeps getting away and in the end, […]

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Ramble

I recently watched Silver Linings Playbook and fell in love with it. Yes, it did help that Bradley Cooper was in there.  And I really like Jennifer Lawrence. But I think I fell even more in love with the movie because… it was so human, so alive.  So broken and beautiful and maybe I’m looking […]

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Encounter

Long time! I have a 5 page research paper due in my Spanish civilization class and I’m still searching searching searching for a topic, something I can sink my teeth in.  So far, I’ve been looking into mysticism.  Until this class, I’d never heard of it.  According to Merriam-Webster, it’s “the belief that direct knowledge […]

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Cool

Have you ever heard of Rando??  It’s a free photo app with no likes or comments.  What an idea huh haha.  Basically after you take a picture and upload it, the server or whatever the heck it is sends you back a random picture from another user from anywhere on the planet.  If I had […]

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Layer

I learned something new about myself.  I like to eat dumplings cold.  And I like to eat them with my hand.  Hahah.  I waited 5 minutes for my mom’s homemade handmade dumplings to cool, which is extraordinary if you have ever seen me eat.  Usually I have no time to breathe as I’m scarfing down […]

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The next breath

After our group presentations in Business Writing 301 this morning, our professor let us out early (whoohoo!) and one of my group members looked like she wanted to kick it a little since she had more than half an hour before her next class.  I had wanted to head straight to the computer lab to […]

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Untranslatable

My cousin sent me a link to 20 untranslatable words. Here’s some of my faves. Tingo: Pascuense (Easter Island) – Hopefully this isn’t a word you’d need often: “the act of taking objects one desires from the house of a friend by gradually borrowing all of them.” – Hahahaha.  So innocently sly. Provzvonit: Czech – This word […]

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Higher education

In the midst of studying and homeworking, I read something from the funny required reading for my Anthropology of Sex and Gender class that made me laugh/self-reflect: Girls exposed to testosterone in the womb expend higher levels of energy during play, choose boys as playmates, initiate more fights, have fewer fantasies of motherhood, almost no […]

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Do re mi

The more I experience it, the more I understand that music is the language of the soul.  Words are the language of the mind.  They are derived from and reach the processes of the mind, to be understood and interpreted by their man-made definitions. Music, on the other hand, comes from a place that words […]

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Sometimes the mundane things make me realize the grandness of life.  I don’t know how though ahaha.  I’ll be going through my day, caught in a moment of nothingness, maybe driving back after dropping my mom off work, preparing work stuff, choosing something to wear, the like.  And while in it, I feel this sort […]

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I am fascinated by people who don’t care.  Those who don’t try to watch their tongues and guide their thought process and still present a cohesive, convicting argument or image of themselves or an idea reach me in a way that makes me desire and crave more of them.  I really do respect those who […]

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Another

Ever heard of Anais Nin?  I hadn’t, until this morning.  I was scrolling through some of “freshly pressed” blogs and saw something that caught my eye: “I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the […]

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I was writing the introductory paragraph for an essay and realized content has two different meanings and two different pronunciations.  Never noticed that before.  I wonder if there are any more like it.

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Car

I walked out of the bathroom after my morning shower feeling good and found my mom in my room.  She sort of laughed and asked, do you know what happened?  I laugh, it’s 7:15am, I just woke up, so no. She then told me that her car had been repo-ed last night. Repo-ed.  Hm. I […]

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If

there was one thing that you knew would only end in satisfaction, success, peace of mind, whatever you call it, if only you tried once, what would you try?

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Useless

I never see police cars filling up at gas stations.  Do they have a gas station inside the department?  I wonder how much gas costs in there.

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Crack

Crackity crack crack crack. I’m on crack.  I feel very alert.  My eyes are wide open and there’s not an ounce of sleepiness in my mind, body and soul.  My friend brought it to me around 9pm.  It is now 2:52am. I (re)know I cannot drink coffee and expect to ever feel normal.  When will […]

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After dropping off my brother at school, I’m stopped at a red light to make a left turn toward home.  In front of me is a white mini-van and from the right side-view mirror, I can see the driver’s face.  Yes, I am being creepy.  It is so expressionless that it takes me a while […]

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Pizza

Can’t go to sleep without writing this. 9:48pm I get a text from this homeless person I met last week 10:00 I text back a hello, how are you? 10:05 he texts me back a I’m good, where are you? I don’t reply til I come in from talking with friend outside at 10:57. The […]

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Discovery

This morning, I uploaded a cd my friend gave me and as I was scrolling through iTunes, I found several songs by someone named Adie.  Anyone heard of her?  I didn’t, until I saw her in my music library haha.  Interesting how when you have something but aren’t aware of it, it’s the same thing […]

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7

A few weeks ago, while tutoring one of my students in math, I decided I wanted to change the way I wrote my 7s.  For many years, I’d written them like this: When in a hurry, they would look like this: Dissatisfied with the performance in this area of my life, I made a decision […]

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Extrano

A couple things I miss, which I don’t think about too often but right now I’m in the missing mood.  Run on sentence. – Fresh Prince: mannnn, I miss my daily dose of ghetto hilarity.  Will Smith, you will always be the bomb. – my collection of old school hip hop/music: blah.  There are two […]

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No comment

When I get complimented or encouraged about something or something of mine gets noticed, I’ve realized more and more that I like to just receive it.  Before, I used to shoot back a “Ooh I like yours too!” or “So are you!” to even it out, y’know, make them feel as special as I did […]

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Sunday

Today was quite a beautiful day.  Church, church, church, family.  The weather, the people, the food (bibimnengmyun – bomb), the message, the laughter, smiles, hugs, yells, good-loving. I am so.  Amazed. In between alla that… I lost a contact lens.  Almost.  Something got stuck in my eye so I took it out (the lens) for […]

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Look what I found

Have you ever heard of FutureMe.org?  It’s a site where you can send yourself letters to your future self.  I just received the following: Dear Grace, It is currently 1:23 AM on June 6, 2009. I am in a study room at the Science Library study center with Vicky. I still have a lot of […]

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Mr. Bruce Mau

Up until today, I had no idea who this was or how to spell his name from hearing it. I was talking to my computer graphics professor about computer graphic stuff (surprised?) and I shared how I’d like to play around with Illustrator more but when I’m in front of the computer I have nothing […]

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Owie

During my Friday morning run, I got stung by a bee on my right cheek.  Got the stinger out and thought nothing of it. Next morning, it’s a little more swollen, a little more noticeable.  Okay.  It’ll pass.  All day I’m feeling my cheek become heavier and heavier.  By dinnertime, it’s grown. That night, I […]

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The Land of Happy

Have you been to The Land of Happy, Where everyone’s happy all day, Where they joke and they sing Of the happiest things, And everything’s jolly and gay? There’s no one unhappy in Happy, There’s laughter and smiles galore. I have been to The Land of Happy – What a bore! – from Where the […]

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P.S.

Is it weird that I like to read my entries a few times after I publish them?  I feel narcissistic but it always intrigues me that that came out of my heart.

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Envelope

Approaching the gate to my house, I see a white envelope on the ground.  From a distance I see “for Grace” written on its back.  I open the gate, pick up mystery envelope and walk toward the house.  At this point I have no idear, no clue, no inkling what this is about.  I tear […]

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