Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sanrio 50th Anniversary Expo

When I was kid I loved Sanrio but then kind of grew out of it during my middle school / high school years because I thought it was too childish.  I was too cool for that.  Now I'm back into it!  I went to the Sanrio 50th Anni Expo in Santa Monica a few weeks ago.  Here are some pictures.  Enjoy  :]

large sanrio plush


Pochacco was my favorite growing up. I actually have that cup on the right! And I think I have the large plush too, or at least some sort of variation (not sure if he's wearing the same outfit).

sanrio balloons

round sanrio

crochet sanrio

This was my favorite piece of art.

small sanrio figurines

beard papas x hello kitty

Apparently Beard Papa's is pretty popular. I never heard of it until I saw this awesome bag :)


The boy & I

Monday, November 15, 2010

Describe a major challenge that you have experienced that has helped prepare you in some way to be a professional provider of health care. How did you deal with that challenge?

One of the greater challenges I faced occurred outside the physical therapy setting. It happened after playing hours of basketball when my friend, Mike, began to experience muscle cramps in both his hamstrings with pain so great he started to cry. We drove separate cars to the restaurant of choice and once I parked, I got a call of despair to help him out. I quickly ran to where he was only to see him laying in the trunk of his SUV curled up screaming in pain. I calmly asked him what happened all while our friends were watching with concern. He yelled at me telling me his hamstrings locked and that he didn’t know what to do about it. I analyzed the situation quickly in my mind and directed the bystanders to help me lay Mike supine so I may passively stretch his hamstrings. As I stretched the muscle, even more pain came across Mike’s face but I knew this was the right thing to do. After stretching it, I had him lay prone so I could massage out the muscle. During the massage, Mike started to scream in pain again but this time because his quads were tightening up. I immediately thought, “Why is the quadriceps muscle group – the antagonist muscles to the hamstring – cramping up now?” I didn’t think too much into it and directed the others to help me get him prone so I could stretch out his quad. I also asked if anyone had Gatorade or water around to give to him while I treated him on the spot. I stretched and massaged the quadriceps and another shout of pain came out of Mike; this time his calves! I quickly dorsi-flexed his foot in the position he was already in. He almost kicked my face as a reflex to the pain, so I instructed him to carefully stand up and do a runner’s calf stretch against the car. Once he got on his feet, his pain decreased to a tolerable level. By that time, our names were called and we ate. After dinner I followed up on Mike’s condition and he said he felt much better.

I believe in applying what I’ve learned from my past experiences to situations outside the professional health field and not limiting it to just professional settings. I have the ability to think on my feet and respond to emergency circumstances while keeping a calm demeanor amidst a panicked crowd. I trust that my confidence and care will help the patient recover quicker on a psychological level opposed to being treated by someone who is just as anxious as they are.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

why get caught up in trying to find him; when we should be caught up trying to find Him instead.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Grand Central Station Shoe Shine

Grand Central Station Shoe Shine

Here's a pic from when I went to NYC back in August.  I've been really lazy on updating pictures.  I typically don't edit photos this way - to make them look old, vintage-y.  I usually go for the more vibrant, bright color editing route.  But for this photo, I saw it suitable.  I can totally see this exact same shoe shine decades earlier.  I love cities with culture and history, old architecture, and stories to tell.  I want to travel more and see more of the country, especially the east coast.  I think it's amazing how they have buildings and monuments that were built centuries ago.  Visiting Europe would be awesome also!  Those cities are even more ancient!

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Today I decided not to wear mascara. I wonder if anyone noticed

Saturday, September 25, 2010

When you are ready, He will grant it to you

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The OC Fair 2010

So I've been super lazy and also busy. Took a 4 day, 4 hrs a day summer school class for 8 weeks. I'm going to try to shoot/edit/post more.

Here are some pics from the 2010 Orange County Fair. Apparently, this might be the last year because I heard someone (the city??) bought the fairgrounds to build more houses.
  • ferris wheel.... I don't really like riding these things
  • hot dog... This is the first thing I ate right when I got there
  • fried klondike bar... This is all I wanted to try!!!!
  • other edibles

Thursday, June 17, 2010

So much!!!!

God has been showing me so much of Him through different people in my life. So much to journal (privately) about. :)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

San Diego, CA — Land of Fat Food

So I've been going to San Diego every other weekend for the past month and a half. Every time I go there, it's an eating fest! I see the repercussions of it all :( Don't get me wrong, the food is bomb but the scale is getting heavier. The portions are just soooooooooo big!!!!!!!!!!!

Here are some pictures
  • La Playita -- camaron
  • La Playita -- shrimp tacos
  • Phil's BBQ
  • Phil's BBQ -- beef ribs
  • Hash House -- hot chocolate w marshmallows
  • Hash House -- apple cinnamon flap jack
  • Hash House -- look they put actual apple slices in it!
  • Hash House -- corned beef hash
la playita
la playita shrimp tacos
phil's bbq
phil's bbq
hash house hot chocolate w marshmallows
hash house apple cinnamon flap jack
real apples
hash house corned beef hash

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Lately I've been feeling self-conscious about my legs, most specifically, my thighs. After cycling more than ever before in my life I feel my thighs getting larger and larger. Muscle perhaps? But definitely larger. And then I look at other people's legs and see that they're really thin and skinny and I want those legs. But I know that they have no muscle. Would I rather have skinny legs with no muscle or bigger toned/muscle-y legs. Sigh.

I need to work out my stomach. :/

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Progressive Dinner for the College Seniors

Super late post but I want to upload the pictures on here. Abundant Life Ministries hosted a progressive dinner for the graduating HOC college seniors. I helped out with the appetizers location so I'm not sure how the other food looks. But here is how our food looked :) Our theme for our location was airport VIP lounge. We dressed up as stewardesses and set up the living room like an airport lounge and served them. It was fun
  • innovative fruit bowl
  • uncooked pigs in a blanket
  • jesse glazing them
  • tomato soup with avocado
  • beverage decor
  • final presentation fruit bowl
  • bacon wrapped tomato // cooked pigs in a blanket

fruit bowl
pigs n a blanket
tomato avo
citrus slice

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Misunderstanding of Love

I was browsing facebook and looking at one person's profile leads to another person's profile etc.  I came across a "friend" who has just gotten out of a pretty long/serious relationship in the end of 2009.  A relationship that claims that they loved each other.  Three months later, this "friend" is now with another person and everything is all lovey dovey, I love you, I'm-so-glad-i-found-you stuff.  I just don't understand how a person could "fall into love" and then "out of love" and then back "into love" in such a short time period.

Doesn't love take time to grow?  Isn't love a process?  And how can you truly know someone in such a short amount of time?  Can you really learn every single little quirk about a person in three months?  What about the other person's flaws, can you learn to love that in three months?  Ultimately, how can you truly love if you don't know Jesus?

There's the worldly definition of love, and the truth.  I feel like the term "love" is thrown around so loosely in our society that it's become another word for "really like."  I know that there is a difference between being in love and to love.  We love all the time, everyday.  I think we show love everyday through our actions.  But to be in love, I think that is a long long process and should be forever.

I thought I was once in love, but then lately I've second guessed that.  Perhaps life just happened (ref. 500 Days of Summer) and that's how we fell out of love.  But shouldn't being in love be forever?  Obviously that thing I called "being in love" did not last forever.  Did I know the true meaning of love back then?  The only way we can truly love is to know that Jesus first loved us.  His love is unfathomable to us, we could only try to emulate this love towards others and back to Him.  His sacrificial love for us, His grace that we don't deserve, His mercies that we receive everyday, the everlasting love that He gives us, His providence all around us.... Perhaps, when I feel this way towards someone, then I am truly in love.  And in order to do that, I think it takes lots of time and getting to know the person inside and out, experiencing Jesus' love in each of their lives together and separately, knowing that the other is also trying to love how Jesus first loved us.

Love is complicated, yet so simple.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Jon's Bday Ride & Apple Pan

For Jon's quarter century birthday, he wanted to ride bikes in LA and eat Apple Pan. We were going to hop on trains, the seven of us, but the train didn't fit that many bikes so off we drove to Union Station. We rode our bikes primarily down Pico Blvd, up and down its hills until we finally reached Apple Pan 12.5 miles later. It felt so good to reach our destination because most of us hadn't eaten anything prior to the ride. Ate delicious burgers and rode back to Union Station. It was such a fun day :)


  • joe's new ride
  • band of fixed gears
  • apple pan!
  • apple pan's menus
  • hickory burger
  • fries
  • drinks
  • bday boy
  • pie
joe's bike
apple pan
apple pan
apple plan menu
hickory burger
bday boy
banana cream pie

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


bean sprouts
salad + chop chae
family styled eating
ALL YOU CAN EAT ice cream

kbbq bean sprouts
kbbq oil/salt/pepper
kbbq tofu
kbbq salad
kbbq meat
kbbq table
kbbq grill
kbbq ice cream