Archive for November, 2015

Thankful For You

Blogging to this song on repeat…

This Thanksgiving, my mom, my grandmother and my aunt, the three matriarchs of the family have again left before the holidays to go to Hong Kong like they did last year. I understand the tickets are cheaper, but I just wish they would at least prepare me instead of letting me know an hour before they are leaving for the airport through a random voicemail. The holidays have always been difficult for me because I haven’t yet been able to let go of the past. Feeling disappointed by both parents has brought me to the conclusion that holidays, family time, and love are for suckers. I really miss the big parties my parents used to throw when they were together. I think I took it for granted. I used to complain about the loud karaoke all the adults were singing in a language I didn’t quite comprehend at a reasonable level. I’m more conversational Cantonese. Every year around the holidays, I yearn for those days when we were together as a family. In my fantasy world, my father never cheated on my mother, he never left our family, and my mother never took the guy’s side when I was violated. Of course fantasies only belong in movies and books. In real life, my fantasies turn themselves inside out and claim their stake in my heart in the form of a hard truth. And so every year around the holidays, I try to find some kind of distraction that will keep me smiling.

This year, I got the chance to see my favorite guy in the whole wide world, Will Friedle. Fortunately, the chance came before the holidays began so I was happy to have him as my distraction. I really needed him and he has no idea how much our interaction truly means to me. Whenever my mind begins to wander into the past, I can feel the tears start to fall and I have to remind myself all the wonderful experiences I’ve had this year. I am very thankful for many things that have happened this year and of course, the most recent, seeing Will was the cherry on top. Now I can have a pleasant experience to think back on to make me smile. I would have to say out of the three experiences I have had with Will, this one was the best. I mean, well, of course the first one was superb since it was a moment I had waited so long for. And the second one was amazing because I didn’t think he would recognize me but he did. But this time, I actually got to talk to him without someone else rushing me out of a line. I wasn’t on a time limit and that was my favorite part, talking to him like a regular human being. I was a bit nervous at first but I eventually got over it and began to be myself and enjoy being there with him. My friend captured the whole thing on video. I love being able to look back on it and relive the experience. If you see this Will, I just wanted to say thank you. You are one of my favorite people too and I am extremely thankful for you. No words can express how much I absolutely adore you.

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Got to take the eyebrow pic with him, something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile!
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Discussions & Concussions

In the last 4 weeks I:

A) really enjoyed Girl Meets Texas

B) somehow managed to make a vegan version of honey walnut shrimp (sorry for the shitty pic, I ate most of it already)

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C) got to see Finish Ticket finally play a big stage (they totally belong there)

D) witnessed my friend’s wedding proposal

E) slammed my head into the sharp corner of a wooden crate onstage and ended up in the emergency room (around 9:28…although, you’d never know I had gotten a concussion. The show must go on!)

F) spoke my peace at City Hall (I’m around 5:05:00)

And this Saturday, I’m headed to Reno. Can ya guess why? :0)

Gimme Five Minutes

So today is the last day to vote in my city. I planned on mailing my ballot so I put everything into my envelope and sealed it. This morning, I saw it and think, “Don’t forget to bring this with you to work so you can put it in the mailroom!” But of course I forgot it. Then I decide, I’ll just come home, grab it, and take it to the post office. Oh! The one by the airport closes late at 8! Yay! But, work gets crazy at around 3:30 PM. Next thing I knew, it was 6:52 PM! I thought, “OMG! I have to vote! I gotta go!”

So I leave work and as I’m driving home on the streets, I realize I can’t get on the freeway with this spare tire because it can’t go past 50 mph! (I got a flat tire yesterday. :0/ ) So I called my brother who is my landlord.
“I NEED TO BORROW YOUR CAR! OMG!”
“Okay, sure. Where you going?”
“I NEED TO GO TO THE POST OFFICE BY THE AIRPORT! IT’S THE LAST DAY TO VOTE AND I HAVE TO BE A PART OF THE CHANGE! EVERY VOTE COUNTS! WE NEED A NEW MAYOR! WE NEED TO PASS THESE PROPOSITIONS! IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT!! THAT’S THE ONLY POST OFFICE THAT CLOSES LATE! I CAN’T GET ON THE FREEWAY WITH THIS SPARE TIRE CUZ THEY SAID I CAN’T GO PAST 50 MPH!”
“Why don’t you just drop it off at the polling place at the end of our street?”
“Oh.”

That was a true 5 minutes.