My education

Since I made the shift back in March to go broke and align myself with what I truly want to do, I’ve been educating myself. I’ve signed up for classes, joined empowerment groups, attended conferences, bought books (I’ve even read some of them heehee), etc. It’s so interesting, I’ve been raised to learn what I […]

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Good day documentation

It’s 1:57am. I just got home, showered, and am now in my pajamas. But instead of crawling into bed, I want to document this day. It was a good day. Correction – a really good day. I did some work in the morning at home until the power went out and since my work laptop has […]

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Undergrad

My brain is swimming in case studies, definitions, strategies… I’ve got 3.5 hours left until the last final of undergrad. 3.5 hours until the past eight, yes eight years come to a rather anti-climactic close. I won’t be walking (at least not until May 2016), I won’t be having a party, I won’t be doing anything different […]

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Today

The busier I get, the better I get at getting shit done. It’s a super sweet thing to see. In the same amount of time I would normally get through a paper, I can get through a paper (done properly), write a blog, study half a chapter for class, read a chapter for leisure, and get […]

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Friday Night Ramblings

I don’t know why but people, usually non-Asians, call me Kim. It sort of boggles my mind. I’m not offended in any way. I just don’t get how a person reads or hears that my name is Grace Kim and proceeds to address me by my last name. I guess it would be the same for […]

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First day of classes

What a beautiful day. Today was the first day of classes. I had Negocios Internacionales (International Business in Spanish), International Economics, and International Marketing Strategies. Tomorrow I have one class: International Finance. Fun! Haha. Here’s what the Sant Pau campus looks like: It’s pretty beautiful. The Eixample campus, where I take my other three classes, […]

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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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Pre-study

I crack open the books to study and put on this song: Yeah. 0% productivity. I can never get anything done with my playlist of similar songs and yet I do it every time. I just don’t learn. Maybe I don’t want to. Haha. Today, I had a moment where I felt like I was […]

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Move

The semester is coming to an end. Very interesting place to be. I used to be that person who brushed off questions like, “What do you want to do with your life?” or “What do you plan to do with this major?” or “Where do you see yourself in 10 years?” with a simple, “I’m […]

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The higher education

Researching for my Latin America Civilization class final paper and I come across this: Oh, I get to buy this 5-page article for $39.95 so I can enrich my knowledge of the world and its issues?! Yes!!! And oh, what’s that? I can even rent this 5-page article at a discount, you say?? Lol. I wonder how […]

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What??!

Cannot believe. It is indeed a strange but wonderful feeling to check my financial aid award package… and find $4000+ in grants waiting for me. It’s surreal because: 1. This is the first time I’ve gotten financial aid! 2. Free. Money. Bahahah. I don’t even know what to do. I feel like I need to […]

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Helped

I just met up with a friend who had read my money entry and offered to help me understand and manage my finances. A couple days ago I met up with another friend to talk about my career, internships, future. Earlier that day, I met up with someone I had met two days earlier to […]

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U

I am having the hardest time writing a term paper. It really shouldn’t be that bad. I have 90% of my research down but… no motivation. I blame my professor. Why? I like writing. I like researching. I like organizing and brainstorming and outlining and… writing. So I blame the prof. He is not involved […]

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Ain’t nobody

got time for mediocrity. Nobody has time for that nonsense. I want to fail with everything I have. I want to succeed with everything I have. Today is the perfect day to be fully present. Happy Monday. Edit: Also, I want to be a better listener. I want to learn to shut up more often. […]

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Hieroglyphic

I have decided. I’m going to learn how to code. I have declared it and now hold myself accountable for spending my free time on code.org, khanacademy.com, and other free coding instruction websites. I don’t know why, but it intrigues me and this is something I want to invest in. It’s a little very daunting […]

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Well

You know that feeling that all is well? It describes my Monday. Everything is not great, everything is not in place, everything is not perfect. Maybe because everything is not, that feeling is even stronger, deeper, more real. On a less cheesy note, my registration window for CSUF opens in two days. I proudly admit I […]

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Welcome & Change

I’ve been finding it hard to write in here. Part of the reason is that I don’t… feel or think the way I used to. I feel foreign on my own blog. I wonder if people who had related to it before would relate to what I would now want to write. Perhaps I’m thinking […]

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Cheese

Today I was sitting in computer lab putting in work (blasted Excel worksheets…) when suddenly I hear: “Is there cheese on my face?” Baaahahahahahaha I’m still laughing as I write this. I turned to look: a middle-aged gentleman asking his friend because “I had some cheese earlier and now I feel like it’s on my face. […]

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Held

Things always become more clearly defined and valued when there’s less of it.  For me, as of late, that is time.  Monday through Wednesday is school and work.  Thursday and Friday is work with some catching up on school.  Saturday and Sunday is school work and and attempts to keep a social life. I love […]

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The education

I am studying for my final on Spanish grammar and writing.  Exciting.  Hahah. I just wanted to say how grateful I am to be able to go to school.  Even for this semester and how far I’ve come.  I don’t know what’s going to happen later but I am so… thankful that I can attend […]

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Casi

I tried to explain to my mom how close my summer break was and this is what came out: “Mom, I’m almost on break!” “Oh, that’s wonderful, when do you start?” (in Korean) “So, after this week, and then another week… and then finals week…” “-__________-” Hahahaha I felt soo stupid while explaining how “close” […]

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Research paper

“… Luther when he came face to face with the power of the papacy and empire at Worms in 1521. He was led to a room in which his collected writings were piled on a table and ordered to repudiate them. He asked for time to consider and returned the next day and answered: “Unless I […]

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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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Schooling

Lately I’ve been feeling like school’s owning me.  Not in the bad-grade-sense.  But more of me feeling like it’s stringing me along, know what I mean?  I feel like I’m working to do well, as if the grades make me.  Fool I am.  Who make the grades?  Me.  Haha.  I’ve said this before, maybe not […]

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Today is definitely an IDGAF day.  Hahah. Happy Monday!

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La tierra

Spanish class today consisted of checking homework, turning in papers and watching the beginning of a movie.  I don’t think I am the same after leaving that classroom. Sin Nombre (Without Name or Nameless) covers the economic, social and cultural situation of Latin-american countries which lead many to seek an escape via immigration into the US. […]

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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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Four rectangles

My friend Angela and I are actively practicing our ability to draw/write.  I folded a sheet of paper in four, one for each school day (Mon-Thurs), and everyday we are going draw or write according to a theme, which is randomly thought up each day.  The purpose is to stretch our brains in doing what […]

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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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Glory

Where to begin… I joined a club on campus called Prison Outreach Club.  It partners with Prison Education Project (PEP), an organization that seeks to provide inmates with information and knowledge to prepare and equip them for their return to society.  They implement this by inviting college students to a rehabilitation facility to share experiences […]

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So I’m taking ANTH 316: Anthropology of Sex and Gender.  One of the two required texts is It’s Not You, It’s Biology by this guy, Joe Quirk.  We were supposed to read ten chapters by today 11:30am.  Did not get the memo haha.  But I’m reading it right now and there’s some hilarious stuff in there. […]

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Schooling

Today is the second day of school but let me talk about yesterday: the first day of school. My first class (Anthropology of Sex and Gender) was fun.  I’m taking it with a friend who is hilarious and the professor is legit according to my standards which aren’t that high anyway haha. My second class […]

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Last and beginning

Ironically, I didn’t post on my last day of fasting.  Today is the day after and I feel… the same.  And a world away.  Except my nails are painted and I have a half-finished Sunday crossword lying around in my room somewhere. So my questions from the first fast entry: What did you learn about […]

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These past couple weeks have been interesting.  I started the fast expecting nothing and everything.  Whatever was going to happen was going to happen and as usual, I was okay with not knowing.  Actually, I thrive in the not knowing, in the lostness.  It refreshes me to lean back into what seems to be nothing […]

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Randomship

I’m in between scholarship-hunting.  Thought I’d clear up my mind a bit with some free-writing before continuing with the madness. – I am having a hard time with these scholarships.  I’m not looking at crazy $10g essay contests, just some that range from $300-$1000.  It’s just.  They keep asking me to sell myself, why I […]

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Today

Time is 2:06am.  Location is workplace aka study room.  Current activity is blogging and studying and essaying.  Problem is drank coffee at 8pm.  Probability is sleep will occur around 3:30am.  Question is why bad choices.  Irony is crazy productivity and anti-procrastination in the works.  Result is happy cracked out Grace. Today I accidentally put in […]

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US Bundles Scholarship

Hi readers, this entry is dedicated to a scholarship that requires that I post something on my blog. The question: Do you think traditional or online schooling is better and why? Neither online nor traditional schooling can be considered “better” than the other because each student has unique needs that can only be met by one […]

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El imposible

I have never been this busy before.  I have also never been this productive.  I amaze myself. Where is the Grace that used to wait until one in the morning to start a paper due the day of?  Where is the Grace that never cracked open a textbook until two days before an exam?  Where […]

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Holla

I just finished a 3.5 page essay in 3 hours this morning.  Do you know what this means?!?! It means ANYTHING is possible.  ANYTHING.  Oh my gad. Now onto bigger and better things: a 2 pager in Spanish in 2 hours.

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Happy Tuesday.  I rarely or never do this but.  I just wanted to say hi to whoever sees this haha. The weather’s getting cooler so hallelujer to that. I’m in class so I must go. Have a beautiful day, you.

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I tried

A couple days ago, walking to my car (which is not a joke; I walk about forty minutes a day to and from my parking spot.  Dear Lord have mercy.), I heard the sound of something rolling behind me.  It sounded like someone on a skateboard or rollerblades or scooter.  For those who think rollerblades […]

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La escuela

Yesterday was my first day of school.  It means a lot to me.  Not just because it’s my first day at CSUF. So, I’d decided less than a month ago that this semester would be spent studying on my own, working and saving money.  It just wasn’t working out.  Really.  I didn’t mind.  And y’all […]

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