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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

When I Was a Runner

I used to love running junior year in college. I ran with my church buddy and her co-worker along the beach. It was exhilarating! I don't run anymore due to knee pains, but I still like reading blogs about other people's running adventures. Healthy Tipping Point is one my faves. Blogger, Caitlin, posts about her daily runs, healthy dishes, and motivational tips. I like eating healthy, but the support is not always there. Ads for fast foods are so common, and we all just want to eat good, inexpensive food. This blog is very encouraging if you want to take care of your body and eat healthy.

I tried Caitlin's Green Monster, and I loved it! It's an easy way to incorporate some green into my diet. I changed the recipe a little:

1/4 cup raw oatmeal
3/4 cup almond milk
1 banana
2 cups spinach
a handful of walnuts

The good thing is that smoothies are easy and flexible. You can put in pretty much anything ou want.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hot Pink and Lilac

I painted my toenails lilac and did a french tip manicure with hot pink! Such fun summery colors. I was inspired by a Korean drama called Prosecutor Princess. The prosecutor dons neon-colored french tip manicures.

I may never get around to finishing my Top Ten Leading Ladies List until after summer school ends. It's intense.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010


From Seoul

From Beijing

My dad brought back me pretty scarves from his trip to Seoul, S. Korea and Beijing, China. I think I will wear them a lot this summer since they're light-weight and green! I wear a lot of green even though I try not to.

I will complete my list of favorite actresses once I get settled in with my second summer class. I have to read four chapters by the end of this week.

On a random note, Madewell has really cute rompers. I like this floral one, but it's all sold out! That's okay; it's not like I'd shell out 90 bucks for a dress.

Photo credit: Madewell

Saturday, June 19, 2010

10 Best-Dressed Leading Ladies - Part One

In no particular order, here's a list of my favorite fashionable actresses in Hollywood. They are able to transform themselves into character with the help of convincing clothes and a new hairdo. I like taking mental notes in my head of what the actresses wore and try to adapt it into my wardrobe. The keyword is try; I am rarely successful in channeling stylish actresses. :O

1. Audrey Hepburn
In high school, I was a big fan of Audrey Hepburn, and watched about half of her movies (and this lady is in a lot of films). From rags-to-riches and charming socialite, she played them all. I admire her ability to get into character while still knowing who she is. That's why her natural charm makes me adore her in every film even when the screenplay is not so charming. Yes, although I'd like to think that all movies stand the test of time, that is not always the case. My movie recommendations: My Fair Lady, Sabrina, Roman Holiday, and Breakfast at Tiffany's.

2. Audrey Tatou
Another actress by the name of Audrey, but she carries her name all on her own. She is well known for her part in Amelie, a light-hearted and uplifting film about a woman set out to simply help others while finding love. She's also in the thrilling The Da Vinci Code and Priceless. In Priceless, she plays a modern-day Holly Golightly. Although the movie is a bit lackluster, I liked Audrey Tatou's I'll-do-whatever-I-want-and-when-I-want-to-attitude. Charming.

3. Carey Mulligan
In An Education, Carey Mulligan plays a mature high school student who questions whether college is essential or not. The movie is set in the 1960s in London. I love all the dresses and coats she wears; they give off a vintage vibe. I can't wait to see more of her movies.

"I feel very old, but not very wise" - Mulligan

4. Renee Zellweger
Renee Zellweger has allure and charm. When she plays various characters, she brings her mannerisms with her in every film and she's very likable. It's hard to describe it. In Down with Love, she plays a successful career woman in New York City in the 1960s.

5. Sarah Jessica Parker
Best known for her sassy role in Sex and the City, Sarah Jessica Parker can pull off any outfit. But her beauty is skin deep and her talent is beyond the ability to wear high heel shoes. She is a mother, wife, and an ambassador to UNICEF.

Stay tuned for Part Two!

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

It's the Weekend!

Well, almost. I've been watching the first episode of 30 Rock on DVD. It's a good break in between studies since I don't have internet at my apartment. Tina Fey is a great actress, writer... she does it all. I love her character's subtle business attire on the set. She plays Liz Lemon, head writer, but don't let the plain name fool you. She is anything but ordinary. She usually sports jeans, a blazer, and a simple gold pendant necklace.

Do you have a favorite TV show? Some of my friends are in love with Glee and Lost.

In other news, BP CEO Tom Hayword received a lot of heat from Congress today over his company's oil disaster. Politics aside, does anyone else think he looks like a modern day Mr. Darcy (aka Colin Firth)?

Back to working on my group project! It's almost Happy Friday :)

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Friday, June 11, 2010


After a drizzle on Wilshire Blvd.

The Sun Still Shines

. . . in California.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

7 Random Facts about Me

Eva tagged me. So I must write something! I have been lazy about blogging lately.

Random facts:

1. I like to bake occasionally and take photos of the treats I bake (but only if they look/taste good).

2. I miss Cambodia. Last summer I was in Siem Reap helping a teacher with the Korean language class. We used English and Khmer to teach the Korean language, and that's when it hit me... we are living in the global age.

3. I like music that normally makes people like my brother fall asleep. Who doesn't like Jack Johnson?

4. I have about seven-things-to-do-because-life-is-too-short-list! One thing I want to do is visit Japan.

5. I listen to spanish musica to practice my espanol ;)

6. One of my pet peeves is when people text constantly while I am trying to communicate with them. (I'm right here.)

7. I recently bought Aveeno's Volumizing Foam and it smells good!